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THE ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF TRANSFER STUDENTS TOWARDS NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS ENGLISH LECTURERS  [PDF]
Malissa Maria Mahmud,Wong Shiet Ching
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: In the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), a vast number of teachers are not native speakers of English. The majority of students worldwide learn English in foreign language (EFL) contexts and consequently, most English teachers work in similar contexts too. These non-native teachers have taught hand in hand with the native speakers for centennial however, research on the students’ in the facets of attitudes and perceptions of their teachers have onlybeen carried out recently. This paper reports on a study conducted which investigated the attitudes and perceptions of transfer students towards their non-native lecturers. The students were queried via a questionnaire and interviews. On the whole, the students had a favorable attitude although some shortcomings were indicated. The reasons for the students’ attitudes and perceptions are discussed.
Perception of college of education lecturers about technical education research and evaluation in Nigeria
O Kennedy
African Research Review , 2009,
Abstract: The study was conducted to ascertain the perception of Federal College of Education Technical lecturers towards technical education research in South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. In pursuance of this purpose, four research questions were formulated and one hypothesis tested. The population comprised of 70 lecturers of Federal Colleges of Education (Technical) in Asaba, Umunze and Omoku. The entire population was used for the study. No sampling was done because of the fewness of the population. The design used was a survey. The instrument used was the questionnaire. On the whole 57 items were drawn using the likert scale format. The instrument was considered valid by experts with the reliability coefficient of 0.89 using Cronbach alpha. Simple percentage and t-test were used to analyse the data. The study revealed that: Government’s inactive role in supporting and promoting research activities in colleges of education (technical) caused low morale of lecturers towards research; A lot of constraints such as poor attitude to research, falsification of research data, among others are the challenges of technical education research. The study recommends among others that: About 10 percent of the education tax fund should be voted to research; Government should improve its communication network.
Lecturers’ Commitment And Students’ Academic Achievement: Case Study From Existing Teaching Evaluation Result (TER)  [cached]
Tengku Noorainun Tengku Shahdan,Muhammad Faizal A. Ghani,Faisol Elham
Journal of Education and Learning , 2012,
Abstract: This study reported herein is the used of TER as the basis to ascertain if the commitment of the lecturers can lead to academic excellence of the students. The TER is comprised of questionnaires in which the foundation students are the respondents (N=433) in assessing the courses as well as the lecturers. The performances of the students in the form of final exam grades are also used. The respondents were comprised of 85% Indian, 10% Malay and 5% Chinese. There are more than 30% of the students who have obtained a grade of A- and better, the TER was < 80%. Due to the limitation and the unavailability of matching each student to their evaluation towards the lecturers, the results presented above is weakly conclusive. It is recommended that future research in similar areas to incorporate the matching of students be made with the lecturers to obtain reliable and conclusive result.
Socrative in Teaching Tenses: Indonesian Students and Lecturers’ Perceptions  [PDF]
Maslawati Mohamad, Dafita Dwi Lestari, Azizah Mohd Zahidi, Mohd Effendi Mohd Matore
Creative Education (CE) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2019.101010
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Mastering a language not only involves four language skillslistening, speaking, reading, and writingbut also mastering the grammar and vocabulary of the language. This research was intended to investigate the perceptions of Indonesian undergraduates and their lecturers at the Islamic University of Riau toward the use of Socrative in grammar class specifically tenses. This study employed a quantitative research design. The respondents were 34 sixth-semester undergraduates who were randomly chosen and two grammar lecturers at the English Department of Islamic University of Riau in the academic year 2016/2017. The questionnaire was adapted from the technology acceptance model (TAM) by Davis, which consists of two specific variables: Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use. Before the questionnaire was employed in this study, a pilot study was carried out to ensure the validity and reliability of the instrument. The findings of the research show the majority of respondents have positive perceptions toward Socrative. The students and lecturers provide positive responses with regard to “perceived usefulness and ease of use” of Socrative in grammar class. It is hoped that this tool not only could be used in grammar class but also in all aspects of English language learning. It is also expected that this research could assist Indonesian educators to teach more creatively.
Evaluation of the Knowledge and Perceptions of Patients towards Generic Medicines in UAE  [PDF]
Suleiman I. Sharif, Raneem J. Chaar, Zahraa Z. Albadrani, Jameel S. Shahwan, Mohamed N. Badreddin, Mohamed A. K. Charbaji
Pharmacology & Pharmacy (PP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/pp.2016.79045
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and perceptions of patients towards generic medicines in some Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Methods: A cross-sectional survey involving patients in three Emirates was undertaken. A 23-item questionnaire was designed, pre-validated and administered. Results: The questionnaire was fully answered by 96 patients out of 120 producing a response rate of 80%. The majority of patients were young Arab females with a university degree. Slightly less than 50% of patients were having a monthly income of less than ED 10,000. Results of the patient’s survey indicate that they have poor knowledge and perception of generic medicines. They did not know the meaning of generic or brand medicines and this negatively influenced their responses to consequent questions. Conclusion: Patients’ knowledge and perception of generic drugs were poor. Efforts are needed to increase public awareness of generic drugs and possible brand substitution. Both the prescribing physician and the dispensing pharmacists have an essential role to play in educating their patients of generic drugs.
Danish University lecturers’ attitudes towards English as the medium of instruction
Christian Jensen,Jacob Th?gersen
Ibérica , 2011,
Abstract: The increasing use of English in research and higher education has been the subject of heated debate in Denmark and other European countries over the last years. This paper sets out the various positions in the national debate in Denmark, and then examines the attitudes towards these positions among the teaching staff at the country’s largest university. Four topics are extracted from the debate – one which expresses a positive attitude towards English and three independent but interrelated topics which express more negative attitudes. The responses from the university lecturers show that a majority agree with all positions, negative as well as positive. This finding indicates that the attitude may not form a simple one-dimensional dichotomy. The responses are broken down according to lecturer age and the proportion of teaching the lecturer conducts in English. The results show that younger lecturers and lecturers with a higher teaching load in English are more positive towards the increase in English medium instruction.
Book Review: Emerging Perceptions of Research by Design. Towards a Responsive Practice Book Review: Emerging Perceptions of Research by Design. Towards a Responsive Practice  [cached]
Ashraf M. Salama
FORMakademisk , 2013,
Abstract: Design Innovation for the Built Environment: Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice, edited by Michael U. Hensel, an architect, professor, and expert in architecture tectonics at the Oslo School of Architecture—brings in one volume 16 chapters by over 20 scholars and academics from around the globe. This new publication presents provocative ideas about the present and the future of practice and pedagogy in built environment-related disciplines, as well as how they can be adopted and adapted to promote and support design innovation. Hensel adeptly puts together 16 contributions of committed expert academics and professionals into a unified volume that speaks to academics and professionals. Appreciating the potential opportunities that knowledge can create, contributions pave the road for a responsive built environment education and practice. Design Innovation for the Built Environment: Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice, edited by Michael U. Hensel, an architect, professor, and expert in architecture tectonics at the Oslo School of Architecture—brings in one volume 16 chapters by over 20 scholars and academics from around the globe. This new publication presents provocative ideas about the present and the future of practice and pedagogy in built environment-related disciplines, as well as how they can be adopted and adapted to promote and support design innovation. Hensel adeptly puts together 16 contributions of committed expert academics and professionals into a unified volume that speaks to academics and professionals. Appreciating the potential opportunities that knowledge can create, contributions pave the road for a responsive built environment education and practice.
Perceptions of Male and Female Lecturers at an American Style University in Nigeria  [PDF]
Jelena Zivkovic,Apkar Salatian,Fatima Ademoh,Lawrence Oborkhale
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: This quantitative study examines the data collected from end of year evaluations completed by students on their lecturers at an American style university in Nigeria in three key areas: course, instructor and student. The lecturers teach in different schools (Business & Entrepreneurship, Arts and Sciences, and Information Technology & Communications) and are from various countries and have differing educational and training backgrounds. This study delineates the data into two main groups: male and female lecturers. Literature suggests that women tend to be rated lower than their male counterparts due to a number of influencing factors such as stereotyping, contrast effect and selective perception which all contribute to bias exhibited by the students. In this paper we review these forms of bias as a complex set of expectations that students use to make their judgment. Despite the complexities of perception, the researchers offer an insight to the common errors of judgment that students make when they evaluate their male and female lecturers. Finally, we challenge the factors that affect bias in student perceptions when evaluating gender specific roles at a university which may distort and mislead results.
Application of value analysis for integral and objective evaluation of university lecturers
Bernat Vi?olas,Antonio Aguado,Alejandro Josa,Noé Villegas
Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento , 2009,
Abstract: The work of university lecturers is evaluated in very diverse areas: teaching, research, commitment to the university, etc. In most cases, each area is evaluated separately, even though they form part of the entirety of the lecturers' activities and obviously interact. For this reason, it is very useful to have an evaluation methodology which takes into consideration all the criteria as a whole. The aim of this article is to apply the MIVES model (integrated methodology of value for sustainable evaluation) for the selection of candidates for professorship. The aim of MIVES is to take into account all the different aspects involved in the normal activity of a lecturer, within the environment of the university itself as well as externally, in professional, academic and social areas. The MIVES system puts forward an integral structure for evaluation, using value functions to standardise the units of each of the defined criteria, and applying a system of peer comparison to assign a relative weight to each criterium. MIVES has been applied to qualify a lectureship with conclusions in agreement with the results of the aforementioned evaluated areas. This article discusses this methodology applied to a second process of qualification whose aim was to verify whether the model functions in another area of knowledge. The results obtained were consistent with those of the aforementioned evaluations.
Determination Of The Attitudes Of Lecturers Towards Overcoming The Stress in Terms Of Some Variables  [PDF]
Derya Kara,Hakan Ko?
??letme Ara?t?rmalar? Dergisi , 2009,
Abstract: Lecturers who are one of the important part of education are under stress of and as a result of this they have different attitudes towards overcoming stres. The study made an attempt to determine the attitudes of lecturers towards overcoming the stress. The population of the study is a total of 3578 lecturer working at Gazi University. The sample diameter of the study consists of 350 lecturers. The study concluded that seeking for active planning dimension of the attitudes towards overcoming the stress displayed statistically meaningful difference depending on age, tittle and time of working; external-help and escape-abstraction (sensual-action) deimensions age, income, tittle and time of working; acceptance-cognitive and rebuild dimension gender and tittle.
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