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Abstract: The purpose of this article is to assess the quality of teacher training in physical education and sport in Tunisians ISSEP. This assessment is based through the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the degree of mastery of professional skills. The observation focused on teaching 100 PES sessions. Five skills were set for this study : communication (1), the design of teaching situations (2), the management of situations of teaching (3), the assessment of learning (4) and the ethically and responsibly act (5). These skills were evaluated through criterion indicators. The results show that (skill.5) is closest to the total control. Mixed are the averages obtained in the first and the third skills. Finally, the second skill was the less well controlled.
Keywords: Initial training, appropriation, professional skills, teacher trainees, physical education and sports
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|Title||:||A Study of the factors leading to truancy among adolescent students in district Faridabad|
|Authors||:||Ms. Neelam Chawla Gosain|
Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken to study the factors that causes truancy among adolescent students. A total of 200 students within the age of 15-18 years from four government schools were purposively selected as sample from Faridabad town of Haryana. Youth Problem Inventory (Y.P.I) of Dr. (Mrs.) Mithlesh Verma was used to administer the factors leading to truancy. Two areas were taken under consideration in the study that is family problems and school problems. The study revealed that family problems and school problems both act as the factor causing truancy among students and out of two family problems is more effective in causing truancy among students.
Keywords: adolescents, diagnosis, phobia, truants, truancy
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|Title||:||A Study to Investigate How Six Thinking Hats Enhance the Learning of Environmental Studies|
|Authors||:||Saroja Dhanapal (Dr.), Khoo Tabitha Wern Ling|
Abstract: An action research was carried out to create a condition for a class of Year 6 students in their early-middle childhood stage to individually and collectively improve their learning by developing higher-order critical thinking skills in the Environmental Studies (ES) subject. In applying the Six Thinking Hats method, with the incorporation of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, an active teaching and learning process was seen in the enquiry classroom. Mixed methods of both quantitative and qualitative were conducted in this study to explore and identify the effectiveness of the Six Hats in encouraging higher-order thinking skills and enhancing learners' interests, leading to better academic performances. While results proved the concept to be a successful thinking skill strategy, learners' interests differed in relation to a range of different factors such as values and attitude. Then again, positive responses were seen in pupils' academic progress. Recommendations are thence made regarding these features to maximize learning outcomes and for further research.
Keywords: Environmental Studies; Six Thinking Hats and Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
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Abstract: With the advent of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization, the students of higher education are the vital Human Resources and playing a significant role to achieve a tremendous success in the development of a country. The teaching methodology which is used within a higher education course is an important ingredient in creating a course with soul-stirring interest to students. Today's competitive world demands good quality education. In order to fulfill the aspirations of the present day fast changing society, efficient resource management, development of quality of higher education are required which is possible by Virtual Learning. Virtual Learning provides good communication skills, teamwork, effective time management, critical appraisal skills, research ability, long term learning capacity, application and to sustain a quality culture as internal and organizational parameter as well as learning management. Many studies report the virtual learning environment as more effective, efficient and satisfying than the traditional learning situation. In Paschim Medinipur, higher education is faced with great challenges and difficulties. A recent study shows that, here the student community has least aspire to be empowered and endowed with knowledge, skills, application and competitiveness to compete in the global society. In this regard, virtual teaching would play a vital role in enhancing quality assurance and facilitating internalization of the quality education with sustenance the learning process.
Key words: Higher Education, Knowledge, Learning Management, Quality, Virtual teaching.
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|Title||:||"A Study of the Gifted Children In Relation To School Atmosphere and Their Academic Achievement"|
|Authors||:||Dr. M. S.Vijay Kumar, Mrs. R. Suneetha Vijay|
Abstract: Some schools appear with warm and pleasant atmosphere where students feel independent. But in some other schools it is hostile and prison like, where students and teachers are in strain at all times. There are schools with good building, play ground, good Library and Laboratory facilities, and they provide many opportunities to the students to participate in activities according to their taste and thus they can develop their talents. On the other hand there are schools where some or all these facilities are denied to the students. Such a difference in the school atmosphere can have serious effects on students, attitude towards schools and their achievement.
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Abstract: Faculty, students, and administrators are the most important concerns regard toacademic dishonesty concern in higher education. The research aims to provide a proper knowledge about the problem and also methods for the solution. Dr. William Kibler(1992) provideda Framework for solvingacademic Dishonesty in higher education. astudentdevelopment Perspective was used for the aim of his study.Kibler deployed a student development perspective instead of other common method called behavioral approach. His study aimed to discover the survival of academic dishonesty in higher education. It also aimed to determine the institutions knowledge about developmental approach application to tackle this concern. This study aims to find the level of existence of an academic dishonesty in higher education environments(eg.uiversititeknologi Malaysia).
Keywords -Academic Dishonesty,Student Development, Higher Education,Education Environment
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|Title||:||The Use of Audio-Visual Materials in the Teaching and Learning Processes in Colleges of Education in Benue State-Nigeria|
|Authors||:||Doosuur Ashaver, Sandra Mwuese Igyuve|
Abstract: The work is the use of audio-visual resources in Colleges of Education in Benue State: with specific reference to the College of Education, Katsina-Ala. The study was based on achieving the following purposes: To evaluate how the library meets the needs of the teachers in supply of audio-visual materials; the types and quality of audio-visual materials available in the college, their frequencies of use and inhibitions and finally what steps the librarian has taken in promoting or creating an awareness of the available audio-visual resources in the library. Two sets of questionnaires were administered to lecturers and staff in order to elucidate the needed information. The researcher also went to the college to observe and also to administer the questionnaire. Through the questionnaire and observation made by the researcher, data were collected, organized and analysed using non-parametric statistical techniques like percentages and frequencies; mean was also used in research question three for easy analysis and discussion because of the number of the items involved. It was finally discovered that:The College collection of audio-visual materials is fairly adequate. The lecturers in the college rarely use audio-visual resources in teaching. The chalkboard is the only audio-visual material frequently used by the lecturers. Non-availability, lack of supporting infrastructures and human factors are hindrances to the use of audio-visual aids in the college. There are numerous benefits that students derive from the use of audio-visual aids. The awareness of available audio-visual resources created by the librarian is not impressive.
. Anzaku Francis (2011). Library Experts Speaks on Audio-Visual Material. A paper presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultured Organization (UNESCO) World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage. Lafia.
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|Title||:||Kitchen Resources, School Location and Academic Achievement of SS2 Chemistry Students.|
|Authors||:||Nja Cecilia Obi, Neji Hope Amba|
Abstract: This research work examined the use of kitchen resources in the teaching of Thermochemistry to SS2 Chemistry students in rural and urban schools. Kitchen resources were used to perform experiments; fermentation of five sample of fruit juices, heating capacities of five samples of wood, induced thermal decomposition of five samples of shellfish shell powder and dissolution of five samples of glucose. A total of 100 senior secondary two chemistry students were involved in the study. There were 60 males and 40 females from two secondary schools in Ikom Local Government Areas in Cross River State, Nigeria. A pre-test post-test design was used for the study. Chemistry Achievement Test (Cat) was used to collect data for the study Kinder Richardson Formula 21 was used to establish reliability of Cat. The result gave a reliability coefficient of 0.84. Analysis of covariance and descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. Findings showed a non-significant difference in relation to school location and gender. It was recommended that teachers be innovative and resourceful using materials in the kitchen to teach as resources in Chemistry classes.This is so as location does not affect learning but materials used in teaching.
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Abstract: Research shows that training in Mata-cognition Strategies that are used to Improve Reading Disabilities have been successful or conclusive. The purpose of the present study was to study of effect of meta-cognitive strategy training and its effect on Reading performance of the 5th Standard Boy and Girl's Students of India . We have investigated the effect of Meta-cognitive strategy training through the use of explicit strategy instruction on Improve Reading Disabilities in 5th Standard students. To reach the goal of the study two groups of Reading Disabilities in 5th Standard students were randomly assigned to a control and an experimental group. The experimental groups received instruction on Meta-cognitive strategy training through a 14-week period of instruction. However, only the experimental group received Meta-cognitive strategy training during the course of training. The result of the study showed that explicit Meta-cognitive strategy training has a significant positive effect on Improve Reading Disabilities in 5th Standard students. The collected data were analyzed by using SPSS software.
Keywords: 5th Grade Students, Learning Difficulties, Mete-Cognition, Reading Disorder, Student
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|Title||:||The Influence of Teacher's Behavior on the Student's Self-Regulation|
|Authors||:||Yousef Mehdipour, Dr. D. Balaramulu|
Abstract: It is common knowledge that a good teacher can turn a student's life around. This research article discusses the influence of teacher's behavior on the Self-Regulation behavior of university students. All the teachers and students of Hyderabad universities (13 universities) constituted the population. The sample of the study is 1080, consist of 180 faculties and 900 students That randomly selected from five universities out of 13 universities in Hyderabad. Two questionnaires were developed and validated through pilot testing and administered to the sample for the collection of data. The researcher personally visited respondents, thus 100% data were collected. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by using chi-square and Pearson's product moment coefficient of correlation (r). The major conclusions of the study were that teachers felt proud to be teachers, they adjusted themselves with the prevailing situation and circumstances, and they used different motivational techniques for teaching. Majority of the both faculties (48%) and students (50%) indicated that important qualities of teacher's Behavior were punctuality, honesty, hardworking, friendly, confident and competency. 69% of the students opined that they participated actively in the classes because they had a sincere relationship with their teachers and also 67% of students didn't like teachers think badly of them if they didn't it. Majority of the students informed that they understand some of lessons better because their teacher explained the lesson very well (88%) and use different teaching techniques in class(74%). hence, teacher's friendly behavior and teacher's attitude toward the students had impact on activities and self-regulation behavior in students.
Key Words : Faculty, Higher Education, Self-Regulation , Student, Teacher behavior, University,
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