Journal of Education and Learning

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015

A Critique on the Concept of Social Accountability in Higher Education
AbstractThis paper attempts to present a critique of the concept and meaning of the term social accountability at university level from a critical point of view. The main objective is to analyze and re-build the term accountability in order to contextualize...
An Experience of Science Theatre to Introduce Earth Interior and Natural Hazards to Children
AbstractThe present paper describes an experience of science theatre addressed to children of primary and secondary school, with the main purpose of making them acquainted with a topic, the interior of the Earth, largely underestimated in compulsory...
An Investigation of Teachers' Attitudes towards Children with Asperger's Syndrome
AbstractThe purpose of this research is to measure the teachers' awareness of, and attitudes towards children with Asperger's Syndrome (AS, hereafter). The main intention was to sample primary school teachers; however time constraints dictated that the...
Case Studies for Enhancing Student Engagement and Active Learning in Software V&V Education
AbstractTwo critical problems facing the software (S/W) industry today are the lack of appreciation of the full benefits that can be derived from Software Verification and Validation (V&V) and an associated problem of shortage of adequately trained...
Compensatory Policies Attending Equality and Inequality in Mexico Educational Practice among Vulnerable Groups in Higher Education
AbstractThis paper presents an estimate of the prevalence of social inequality in accessing higher education among vulnerable groups in Mexico. Estimates were determined from statistical data provided by governmental agencies on the level of poverty...
Headteacher Preparation in Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa
AbstractThe purpose of this researcher was to examine the in-service experiences of seven headteachers in Luwinga ward in Mzuzu, Malawi, and the challenges they encountered in their first year on the job. A modified version of the questionnaire and interview...
Perceptions and Performance of King Saud University Students' about Concept and Finding Limit of Functions Graphical and Symbolic
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the misperceptions and performance of king Saud University students' about concept and finding the limit of same partial functions given in the form of both graphical and symbolic. In the collection...
Personality Traits, Learning and Academic Achievements
AbstractThere has been an increased interest in personality traits (especially the five-factor model) in relation to education and learning over the last decade. Previous studies have shown a relation between personality traits and learning, and between...
Ready Contents or Future Skills? A Comparative Study of Teacher Education in Thailand and Finland
AbstractThis study aimed to analyze the recently updated teacher education programmes in two universities in Finland and Thailand. The article reports the characteristics of the elementary and secondary school teacher education studies in the selected...
TBAL: Technology-Based Active Learning in Higher Education
AbstractIn many institutions of higher education worldwide, faculty members manage lessons based on information transfer whereas their students become passive listeners. According to international research, passive learning has disadvantages mainly because...
The Effect of Smartphone Video Camera as a Tool to Create Gigital Stories for English Learning Purposes
AbstractThe integration of smartphones in the language learning environment is gaining research interest. However, using a smartphone to learn to speak spontaneously has received little attention. The emergence of smartphone technology and its video...
Using Information Processing Theory to Teach Social Stratification to Pre-Service Teachers
AbstractInformation in context has meaning for the student, easily understood, easily retrieved, and successfully moves to long term memory. If information is not in context, rote memorization occurs with the less meaningful information, and information...
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