PDF superior The importance of the student wellness in the new teaching/learning process

The importance of the student wellness in the new teaching/learning process

The importance of the student wellness in the new teaching/learning process

Moreover, it is important to notice that there are few several subjects with similar experiences like the shown in this paper, in the Bachelor Degree of Industrial Electronics Engineering. For this reason, this experience allowed us to see a possible problem in the bachelor degree development: the attempt to synchronize the theory explanations with the use of the on-line resources. It is possible that students do not study suitably, or even if they do it, their learning-process work-rate was different, because there are many subjects without the innovative design explained in this paper and they have not achieved an important simplification in their design regarding the idea of the student independence. Moreover, the time problems in some subjects probably could reduce with this new multimedia experience.
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Factors that influence the English language teaching - learning process in Ecuadorian p rivate high schools

Factors that influence the English language teaching - learning process in Ecuadorian p rivate high schools

It was witnessed that almost all of the observed private schools generally grouped their students based on language proficiency: basic, intermediate and advanced. Coordinators prepare the proficiency tests and give them to their students to evaluate their knowledge of the language. Also they determined the proficiency of the students based in what they see in classroom, whether the interest of student is to learn the language or just to pass the subject. Teachers take into account that some students are fast learners and keen to learn languages. In spite of the tests results, teachers commented that it is common to find students placed in a certain level due to their parents‟ requirements or based on the students‟ request; it makes the learning process difficult for them.
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Using multimedia for the teaching and learning process of history of english speaking countries

Using multimedia for the teaching and learning process of history of english speaking countries

Therefore, higher education institutions should lead in drawing on the advantages and potential of the ICTs, ensuring quality and maintaining high standards for education practices and outcomes in a spirit of openness, equity and international co-operation. In Cuba, universities actively interact with ITCs at a social and institutional level, which is expressed in a new vision regarding its use, availability and access in order to fulfill their mission. The Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas is also engaged in these goals. Professors and students use Moodle platform to facilitate the access to various sources of information for different courses.
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools.

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools.

The method used for this research was quantitative and the student´s questionnaire was used for this analysis; here the results were tabulated and statistically organized by graphics. In addition, the information was converted into percentages for easier analysis of the three different sections, during the analysis of the information obtained from the questionnaires; these were different aspects to consider. The first aspect was the purpose of study. The second aspect to remember was which section was being worked with (academic, social or psychological), finally, any radical variation or conflicting data needed to be analyzed with scrutiny to understand its correlation to the whole.
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

adopted new strategies for a classroom environment. The second phase consisted in interviewing ten teachers from five schools by using a structured schedule. All of these teachers were female and all taught large classes from 70 to 120 students from urban, semi-urban and rural context. The results showed that large classes were found to be more appropriate with a teacher-centered mode of teaching, reading-based contexts and grammar-translation methods. The study concluded by stating that teachers need institutional and policy support. Based on the infrastructure, bigger classroom space, enough furniture and instructional materials were needed for a better teaching-learning process.
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

teachers develop their own style of teaching according to their personality. Gower & Walters (1995) give some practical advice to follow when referring to instructions. They suggest to primary create a center of attention in the student to make sure everyone is listening and watching, to employ simple language and short expressions, and to use language at a lower level than the language being taught. Furthermore, teachers should use visual or written clues whenever possible utilizing real objects, pictures, gestures and mime. Making demonstrations if possible, illustrating what to do; break down instructions if the activity requires a series of procedures, provide simple commands in sections and check for understanding, rather than giving out all instructions at the start of the activity. It is also a good idea to target instructions in the sense of explaining the content only to the students who need it, instead of giving complete directions to the class as a whole. In addition, discipline is a very important issue in the classroom. It depends on a number of factors such as: age of students; evidently children require more discipline than adults. Usually young teenagers are considered to be the most complex when it comes to classroom control. Discipline is intimately related to the causes for learning and student motivation whether they are forced to be in class or whether they are there voluntarily. Class size plays an important role, as it is more difficult to keep an orderly atmosphere in a large class than in a smaller one.
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The influence of large classes in the English language Teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high school, estudio realizado en el colegío fiscal ¨Francisco Campos Coello¨, canton Guayaquil, provincia del Guayas, en el año lectivo 2013 2014

The influence of large classes in the English language Teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high school, estudio realizado en el colegío fiscal ¨Francisco Campos Coello¨, canton Guayaquil, provincia del Guayas, en el año lectivo 2013 2014

opportunities for students to learn from each other and through more meaningful feedback from their teachers. Group work offers enormous potential. It can be used for oral work, decision-making tasks, joint reading tasks, listening tasks, cooperative writing and many other things. It also has the great advantage of allowing different groups of student be doing different things in the same classroom. Teachers should change their methods in dealing with large classes and they should adopt new strategies, for example, arranging the class in groups (five students per group) could help solving this problem.
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Influence of assessment in the teaching-learning process in the higher education

Influence of assessment in the teaching-learning process in the higher education

x The obtained data of the students, which have been provided by them through a datasheet fulfillment. This datasheet was fulfilled individually in the classroom, three months after having started the classes, but without having done the fourth partial test and the global test, in order to avoid that the obtained score could affect the valuation of the subject. All the valuations were made in a scale from 1 to 5, in this way: 1-strongly disagree; 5- strongly agree. The sheet was divided into four large blocks, which allowed the data gathering in the following aspects: The call in which they passed the basic and fundamental subjects for the understanding and the learning of the subject, the student valuation of the fulfillment of the learning objectives planned in the subject, the method of assessment used and the effectiveness of the system of assessment concerning the learning and the encouraging.
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

Khaki (2010) focused his study on finding out the very common expectations of students in the classroom where they are learning English at a variety of different paces and besides, the class is large in number of students. The study is mainly focused on six different areas: classroom management, establishing collaboration, range of tasks, giving feedback, classroom English and home assignment. 60 students of tenth grade from government-aided school were selected to get required information. They were sampled using purposive non-random sampling procedure. To collect data, one questionnaire containing nineteen closed-ended questions was developed. This study revealed many findings at a time regarding the expectations of students in large multilevel classes, for example more than 90% of students like to be called by their first names. This study also proves that an English teacher should move all around the class. Sharing experiences like activity is highly preferred by a considerable number of students (40%). It shows that the sharing of experiences of teachers and students highly motivates the students. Besides, this study revealed that more than 90% of students reported that they expected additional activities over which the ones of the textbook. This study also focused that limited use of mother tongue in English classroom it is bearable and accepted, but the teacher should introduce some new words every day in simpler and shorter expression. In case of feedback, feedback at a personal level in the classroom is more preferable. The study reveals that most of the students like challenging activities, neither too easy, nor too difficult. Thus, it is essential to provide different tasks to different students, so that they can adapt them at their own pace.
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The Facebook social network as a teaching resource in the extracurricular educational teaching learning process of English language of the students of Séptimo Semester Class "A"at Carrera de Idiomas at Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, city of Riobamba

The Facebook social network as a teaching resource in the extracurricular educational teaching learning process of English language of the students of Séptimo Semester Class "A"at Carrera de Idiomas at Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, city of Riobamba in the academic term March July 2015

Social network sites, as web based services, allow users to make open or semi-open profiles within the systems they are part of, to see list of other people in the group, and to see the relations of people within different groups. The terminology and structure of such communication networks are different between different sites (Boyd & Ellison, 2007). With the growing use of social networking sites like Facebook and twitter, the methodology of education for students is finding new and improved ways. Students are getting more prone to the commodities these platforms offer. Therefore this advancement in social networking platforms is providing students with much better options to engage with their contemporaries, enhance their skills and access a wide variety of academic tools and resources which will most definitely add up to their convenience. (Christina James , 2014)
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools.

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools.

The last three adequate activities for overcrowded classrooms are described by Benwell (2008). The team spelling contest refers to a competition in which the student who gives the correct spelling wins a point for his or her team. At writing the question game, the teacher forms several teams and mentions an answer, the student who writes the corresponding question receives a point. Finally, the categories activity begins when the teacher names a category, then each student is required to call out an example of the category. If the learner does not give an instance for more than five seconds, he or she has to select other new category and gets out the game. The last student remaining in the contest is the winner
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The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

The influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian high schools

Harfit (2012 ) conducted a study to examine whether, and how, class size reduction might help to alleviate language learning anxiety, which has long been seen as an obstacle to second language acquisition. In the study the researcher use mainly questionnaires , class observations and interviews, this study employed multiple case studies in four Hong Kong secondary schools. Each case constituted one teacher teaching English language to first language Chinese students in a reduced-size class (where class size was between 21 and 25 students) and a large class (where class size was between 38 and 41 students) of the same year grade, and of similar academic ability. In conclusion this study suggests that the student voice can provide insights into language learning classrooms. Data from the case studies reveal that students‟ sense of anxiety can be reduced in smaller classes and that class
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The Influence of Large Classes in the English Language Teaching Learning Process in Ecuadorian High Schools

The Influence of Large Classes in the English Language Teaching Learning Process in Ecuadorian High Schools

with all the students. There is also the “café style” arrangement, in which the students are grouped as if they were in a café. Teacher may use this to generate group work among students, filling up work sheets or going over discussion activities. This type of arrangement represents a challenge for any teacher since the checking has to be done with a lot of moving around, going from one table to another assisting the students. Finally, in terms of pair work, there is nothing better than just moving the student’s desks one next to the other. Teachers will find this very simple to do and check up on. Students will be engaged in a variety of activities, obtaining great results. There are many advantages attached to arranging the student’s seats in order to do certain tasks, but there is always the issue of timing the actual movement in a way that does not drag time from the pedagogical activity prepared. If the activities involve more than two students, the teacher can call the work groups in a specific place, leaving enough room to control what is happening in the classroom.
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Aprovechamiento del exoesqueleto de camarón en la comunidad estudiantil para el desarrollo académico

Aprovechamiento del exoesqueleto de camarón en la comunidad estudiantil para el desarrollo académico

Environmental education at schools is conceived as a tool to raise the awareness of the student com- munity, which should produce new attitudes, knowl- edge and activities, as students focus not only on analyzing a problem in detail, but also on finding ways to stop or prevent the deterioration of the en- vironment. In this sense, the objective of environ- mental education is to promote behaviors that are more responsible towards the environment, as well as information that promotes learning of aspects related to the environment and ways for caring for it [1], by promoting the usefulness of research as a pedagogical strategy (IEP) that associates the aca- demic knowledge provided by the school with the problems and knowledge of the community, in order to promote activities that promote more knowledge or answers on the problem. Based on the above, it is important to develop a research project in the classroom under the IEP methodology involving the school’s surrounding community and the existing issue of shrimp waste products, to raise the aware- ness of the student community on the importance of research to make use of the shrimp exoskeleton.
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he influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Italian high-schools

he influence of large classes in the English language teaching-learning process in Italian high-schools

30 The seating arrangement is decisive in the process of learning because it helps students to move easily in the classroom. In this study for 44,02%, who answered “agree”, the seating arrangement is satisfactory because it is characterized by good arrangement of the chairs in Italian high schools. Also, 29,10% “totally agree” show that the seating arrangement facilitates the tasks carried out in class. Meanwhile, for 10,44%, whose answers are “partially agree” do not consider seating arrangement a great problem because their answers are somewhat satisfactory and 16,41% express that the seating arrangement does not facilitate tasks that are carried out in class because their answers are unsatisfactory. The importance of seating arrangement was studied by Svinicki, Rice, Chism, and Bickford (2002), who state that it is the position how students are sat in the classroom and it has two alternatives: to facilitate the learning process or make it more difficult. They mention that the seating arrangement can be different from one culture to another. For researchers above mentioned, the “café style” is an optimal example of seating arrangement because students are placed in a comfortable position around the desks.
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Factors that affect the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high schools.

Factors that affect the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high schools.

As it can be seen in the graph 12, all the teachers (100%) answered that they have 31 or more students in their classes. During the observations, it was possible to notice that in some courses, there were more than 40 students, being classes too crowded to teach successfully, and being difficult for teachers to walk around the classrooms to check student s‟ work. Besides, it was observed that the teachers had to speak aloud to get the students attention, and in some cases, it was necessary to repeat the instructions wasting time; this was because the students who were sitting at the back of the classroom could not clearly listen to the teacher.
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Gamification of the teaching-learning process at the Official Master in Economics

Gamification of the teaching-learning process at the Official Master in Economics

Mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms are implemented to the double Master programme. For instance, class and seminar check-inns. Every check-in is rewarded with points. Implemented online platform is also connected to mobile applications. Collaboration with the teaching staff and/or among the students facilitates obtaining more points to reach the highest position of the company. Furthermore, “Econopedia” which is equivalent to Wikipedia is applied to the double Master in Economics programme. We are still developing a free, open content online encyclopedia for economists that will be created through the collaborative effort of a community of users. Every enrolled student at double Master in Economics programme can write an article for publication in Econopedia. Professors and students are able to edit articles under the supervision of coordinator of the project. Once a year upon completion of the gamification project a special event so-called “GamiDay” is organized for those students who achieve top hierarchy position. During the “GamiDay”, best students are able to present their theses to several invited CEOs of Granada.
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A task based Framework proposal for teaching reading comprehension at the Medical School

A task based Framework proposal for teaching reading comprehension at the Medical School

29 Researchers have defined reading comprehension as the process of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning through interaction and involvement with written language. They use the terms extracting and constructing meaning to emphasize both the importance and the insufficiency of the text as a determinant of reading comprehension. Nevertheless, most people learn to read in their native language without difficulty, and hence many, but not all, learn to read as children. Some children and adults need additional help. Yet, others learn to read a second, third or additional language, with or without having learned to read in their first language. Reading instruction needs to take into account different types of learners and their needs. Investigations have shown that there is a great deal of transfer from learning to read in one language to learning to read in a second language. Considering that reading comprehension is a complex process many authors like F. Grellet (1981) Greenwood (1985), Finocchiaro, M. and Cristopher, B. (1987), Parra (1989), Florín (1992) and Gassó (1999) have established methodological instruments to facilitate the development of this skill. F. Grellet (1981) states that people use four types of reading, which are:
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Factors that affect the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high schools.

Factors that affect the English language teaching-learning process in Ecuadorian public high schools.

Saricoban & Sakizli (2006) analyzed factors that influence successful classroom management. In order to observe the classroom management skills and applications of the teachers, a questionnaire covering the subject areas that were taught during the training program as well as teacher´s own experiences was prepared and implemented on 30 randomly chosen teachers. According to the results, they concluded that classroom management is a board area that is highly affected by many factors. Careful analysis and understanding of these factors and their effects on student learning and motivation will enable teachers to prevent disruptive behaviors and maintain a positive classroom atmosphere.
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The use of jclic in the english teaching-learning process

The use of jclic in the english teaching-learning process

At the present day, rapid changes are occurring in the acquisition of knowledge and the ways to access it with the use of the new technologies. These rapid changes or “Revolutions” will never have an end. When I attended school, my teachers used to teach us with the help of a blackboard, they made great efforts to make us understand; sometimes by means of making us repeat or insisting on something important by writing it in red colour on the blackboard. We even had some classes where teachers used to use tapes recorded beforehand in order to teach and a big television to watch a documentary where we were surprised to see how a woman gave birth to a baby. But nowadays with only few words and efforts you can find such things on youtube, not only one but hundreds. Therefore, tapes and videos have become usual if not boring. The new generation is very involved in what is called ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) given that they love the new and the unusual. For these reasons, we have decided to carry out some research in this field, precisely as regards a programme named JClic that many schools use as a means of support in order to improve the students’ learning processes.
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