"This handout ... provides a detailed outline of how to construct a research study, focused to manuscripts concerning an English as a Foreign Language [education-related topic], using quantitative or qualitative methodology, or both" (Abstract, 2916.07.28).
people perceive the best listeners to be those who periodically ask questions that promote discovery and insight. These questions gently challenge old assumptions, but do so in a constructive way
Constructive interactive listening strategies: inquire, "challenge old assumptions," and seek new discoveries and insights (Zenger & Folkman, 2016, Good listening is much more ..., ¶1, 2016.07.26 [JST]).
"Recently, academics are receiving an increasing number of email invitations to submit papers. While some are legitimate announcements from reputable organizations, many are a new kind of spam from what Beall (2012) calls “predatory publishers” (p. 179). Basically, they track you down through the titles of your work and invite you to submit manuscripts. They promise quick turnaround and imply guaranteed acceptance. If you are a novice researcher, you might be flattered into submitting. However, you may find later that there is a hefty fee. We wrote this paper to help you identify suspicious solicitations so that you can avoid being duped" (¶1).
The video in this post introduced the APA's institutional mega-service!
Do you have any hands-on experience? If so, what are your impressions? Does it compare favorably with other reference management tools or suites?
"The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. It describes what all young Australians are to be taught as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community" (Australian Curriculum, ¶1, 2016.07.20).
""[W]e shouldn’t confuse personalized learning with personal learning. The first involves adjusting the difficulty level of prefabricated skills-based exercises based on students’ test scores, and it requires the purchase of software. The second involves working with each student to create projects of intellectual discovery that reflect his or her unique needs and interests, and it requires the presence of a caring teacher who knows each child well" (Kohn, 2016.03.12, ¶9).
we did not have enough competent English teachers. By late 1990s, plans were afoot to train 50,000 school teachers to teach English. Much effort and money were spent on the project but the standard of English among the trained teachers remained low
Teacher training failed to accomplish goals (What went wrong? ¶1).
traditional Sri Lankan society put far too much emphasis on proficiency exams. Not only are they insufficient method of assessing language abilities, but also they put an insurmountable amount of pressure on students as well as teachers and schools
Students and teachers faced "insurmountable" test performance pressure (What went wrong? ¶1) from parents and administrators.
Voice of America, Learning English, Education Tips # 4
This 6:35 min. audio program included "the opinion of Marla Yoshida, an English as a Foreign Language teacher at the University of California, Irvine" (transcript, ¶2) "that English learners need to do more than listen and repeat in order to improver their pronunciation" (The problem with listening and repeating, ¶2).