Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research

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Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017

Personal Learning Environments: Research-Based Practices, Frameworks and Challenges
Linda Castañeda1 , Nada Dabbagh2, Ricardo Torres-Kompen31University of Murcia, Spain {lindacq@um.es}2George Mason University, USA {ndabbagh@gmu.edu}3Universitat Ramon Llull - La Salle Barcelona Campus, Spain {ricardot@salleurl.edu}Received on 26 December...
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Multimedia and Textual Reading Comprehension: Multimedia as Personal Learning Environment's Enriching Format
J. Daniel García1* , Eduardo Rigo2 , Rafael Jiménez31Center for Modern Languages, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore {JoseDaniel@ntu.edu.sg}2Psychology Faculty, Baleares Islands University, Spain {e.rigo@uib.es}3Psychology...
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Are Students Ready to (Re)-Design Their Personal Learning Environment? the Case of the E-Dynamic.Space
Caroline Kühn* ©Institute for Education, Bath Spa University, UK {c.kuhn@bathspa.ac.uk}Received on 16 April 2016; revised on 1 September 2016; accepted on 26 September 2016; published on 15 January 2017DOI: 10.7821/naer.2017.1.185*To whom correspondence...
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College Students' Perceptions of Personal Learning Environments through the Lens of Digital Tools, Processes and Spaces
Nada Dabbagh1*, Helen Fake21Division of Learning Technologies, George Mason University, USA indabbagh@gmu.edut2Division of Learning Technologies, George Mason University, USA fhfake@gmu.edutReceived on 9 October 2016; revised on 12 October 2016; accepted...
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Learning in Online Continuing Professional Development: An Institutionalist View on the Personal Learning Environment
Mark William Johnson1*, Denise Prescott2, Sarah Lyon31Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK {mwi1@liverpool.ac.uk}2Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK {prescotd@liverpool.ac.uk}3Faculty of Health...
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Reggio Emilia: An Essential Tool to Develop Critical Thinking in Early Childhood
Mercè Fernández Santín1*ID, Maria Feliu Torruella2ID1 Department of Education of Social Sciences, Musical Education and Visual and Plastic Education, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain fmerce.fernandez.santin@amail.com}2 Department of Education...
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Impact of Organizational Inertia and Dynamic Capabilities on Educational Performance of the Charitable Societies and Its Impact on Mathematical Performance of Elementary At-Risk Students
Parvaneh Amiripour1ID, John A. Dossey2ID, Ahmad Shahvarani3ID1 Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran{Parvaneh.Amiripour@gmail.com}2 Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, Illinois State...
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Determination of the Innovative Capacity of Ecuadorian Universities
ABSTRACTToday the Higher Education Institutions are immersed in a world of constant change, and it is necessary to adapt to this environment with skill and speed. This has forced universities to adopt practices that create or strengthen their capacity...
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Students' Perception on Formative and Shared Assessment: Connecting Two Universities through the Blogosphere
Daniel Martos-Garcia1*ID, Oidui Usabiaga2ID, Alexandra Valencia-Peris3ID1 Department of Teaching of Musical, Visual and Corporal Expression. Faculty of Teacher Education. University of Valencia, Spain fdaniel.martos@uv.es}2 Department of Physical Education...
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The Intercultural Sensitivity of Chilean Teachers Serving an Immigrant Population in Schools
Karla Morales Mendoza1*ID, Susan Sanhueza Henríquez2ID, Miguel Friz Carrillo3ID, Paula Riquelme Bravo4ID1 Centro de Estudios Migratorios e Interculturales, Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile {kmorales@ucm.cl}2 Centro de Estudios Migratorios e Interculturales,...
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Design and Validation of a Rubric to Assess the Use of American Psychological Association Style in Scientific Articles
Gladys Merma Molina1, Hilda Peña Alfaro2, Silvia Rosa Peña Alfaro González31Departament of General and Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education, University of Alicante, Spain {gladvs.merma@ua.es}2New World Spanish-Comunicart, United States {hilda@nwspanish.com}3Comunicart,...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016

From Research into the Specific to the Universal in the General Interest: Educational Research at the Service of Society
Education is a complex set of actions which on the basis of dedication, effort, and cooperation, has as its aim to confer upon individuals the aptitudes, knowledge, training, cognitive resources, and values needed for them to be able to carry out a suitable...
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Are All Children Equal? Causative Factors of Child Labour in Selected Districts of South Punjab, Pakistan
1 INTRODUCTIONChildren are seen as human capital in each family structure because investments in education for children are usually considered the best possible starting point for higher returns. A person below 16 years of age is considered a child,...
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Leadership Behaviors and Its Relation with Principals' Management Experience
1 INTRODUCTIONThe word of leadership is more like the words freedom, love, and peace. Although each person intuitively knows the meaning of each of these words, any of these words can have different definitions for different people. Once everyone starts...
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Governance in Educational Institutions in Portugal
1 INTRODUCTIONThe Old Continent has always been object of study and analysis as far as social policies are concerned and, in this context, the reforms carried out have been, and still are, an example for the rest of the world. Suffice it to cite the...
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Keys of Japanese Prosody and Didactical - Technical Analysis of OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary)
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)1 INTRODUCTIONIn almost all proposals to support the learning of a foreign language, the use of ICT and the implementation of activities carried out by them have an increasing importance. In other words,...
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Empathy in Future Teachers of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia
1 INTRODUCTIONThe word 'empathy' appeared in 1880, coined by the German psychologist Theodore Lipps with the term Einfühlung -that is, in-feeling- to refer to the recognition of other people's feelings (Ioannidou & Konstantikaki, 2008). According...
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Web 2.0 for the Invigoration and Participation of Families and Communities
1 INTRODUCTIONThe main task of the social educator is the socialization of any individual; more specifically, in the education sphere, this becomes the backbone of his/her conduct with minor and youths, for whom the family and community context become...
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The Educational Possibilities of Augmented Reality
1 AUGMENTED REALITY: DEFINITION, TYPES AND PROGRAMSA variety of emergent technologies (semantic web, gamification, cloud computing, learning analytics, MOOC, Internet of things, personal learning environments...) have been gaining more and more strength...
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Evaluation and Development of Digital Competence in Future Primary School Teachers at the University of Murcia
1 INTRODUCTIONIn the last decade training through competencies has become one of the essential elements at all levels of education. Competencies are today the backbone of educational planning and action, from the outset through to universities and in...
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Promoting Digital Competence in Secondary Education: Are Schools There? Insights from a Case Study
1 INTRODUCTIONThis paper shows part of the processes and results of a research project which examined the continuities and discontinuities between the requirements of education policy and teaching practices. The focus of this part of the study was to...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016

Applied Linguistics Research at the Service of Classroom Practices: Bridging Connections
Laura Marqués-Pascual1 , Julie Spencer-Rodgers21University of California, Santa Barbara, USA {lmarques@spanport.ucsb.edu}2California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA {rodgers@berkeley.edu}Received on 27 June 2016; revised on 30 June...
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An Analysis of Communicative Language Functions in the Speech Patterns of Bilingual Korean and Mexican Immigrant Children
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Jin Sook Lee1* , Jane Y. Choi2 , Laura Marqués-Pascual31Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA {jslee@education.ucsb.edu}2Mathematica Policy Research, Chicago, USA {jchoi@mathematica-mpr.com}3Department...
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Prosodic Cues in Relative Clauses Disambiguation: Bilinguals vs. L2 Learners
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Irene Checa-Garcia*Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Wyoming, USA {irene.checa@uwyo.edu}Received on 10 March 2016; revised on 11 April 2016; accepted on 12 April 2016; published on 15...
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Heritage, Second-Language and Native Speakers' Intuitions on Deictic Verbs in Spanish: Beyond the Linguist's Intuitions
Daniel Chui*Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA {dchui@umail.ucsb.edu}Received on 10 March 2016; revised on 11 April 2016; accepted on 12 April 2016; published on 15 July 2016DOI: 10.7821/naer.2016.7.169*To...
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Using Video in Web-Based Listening Tests
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Cristina Pardo-Ballester*Department of World Languages and Cultures, Iowa State University, U.S.A. {cpardo@iastate.edulReceived on 10 March 2016; revised on 12 April 2016; accepted on 12 April 2016; published...
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Research on Heritage Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: Pedagogical and Curricular Implications
Rajiv Rao1*, Emily Kuder21Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA {rgrao@wisc.edu}2Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA {kuder@wisc.edu}Received on 10 March 2016; revised on 6 April...
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On Teaching the History of California Spanish to HLL Using Siri: Methodology and Procedures
Covadonga Lamar Prieto*Department of Hispanic Studies/Spanish of California Lab (SOCALab), University of California Riverside, USA {covadonga.lamar-prieto@ucr.edu}Received on 17 April 2016; revised on 21 May 2016; accepted on 27 June 2016; published...
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The Benefits of Active Video Games for Educational and Physical Activity Approaches: A Systematic Review
Carlos Merino Campos1* , Héctor del Castillo Fernández21Department of Educational Sciences, University of Alcalá, Spain {carlos.merinoc@gmail.com}2Department of Educational Sciences, University of Alcalá, Spain {hector.delcastillo@uah.es}Received on...
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Entrepreneurship and Adolescents
Lidia E. Santana Vega1* , Olga González-Morales2 , Luis Feliciano García31Departamento de Didáctica e Investigación Educativa, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain {lsantana@ull.es}2Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Métodos Cuantitativos, Universidad de...
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Historical Skills in Compulsory Education: Assessment, Inquiry Based Strategies and Students' Argumentation
Cosme J. Gómez Carrasco1* , Pedro Miralles Martínez21Department of Mathematics and Social Sciences Education, University of Murcia, Spain {cjgomez@um.es}2Department of Mathematics and Social Sciences Education, University of Murcia, Spain {pedromir@um.es}Received...
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Towards School Transformation. Evaluation of a Coexistence Program from the Voice of Students and Teachers
Roser Grau1* , Laura García-Raga2 , Ramón López-Martín31 Department of Comparative Education and History of Education, University of Valencia, Spain froser.grau@uv.esl2 Department of Education Theory, University of Valencia, Spain (laura.garcia@uv.esi3...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, July

Innovation and Research in Education: A Necessary Tandem for the 21st Century
Currently, immersed, as we live, in the Internet Galaxy, which goes far beyond the power of connectivity between author/source of knowledge and reader/receptor, educational research cannot leave aside both research and innovation. On the one hand, it...
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Early Childhood Student Teachers' Observation and Experimentation of Creative Practices as a Design Processes
ABSTRACTIn this paper, we address the guidance of student teachers in initial training in schools as an invaluable opportunity to raise creative learning awareness. The objective of this present research is to develop guidance strategies for guiding...
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School Organization and the Mobilization of Teachers and Students in the Use of a New General Secondary Education Curriculum in East Timor
ABSTRACTGiven that reforms involving how to deal with the past are extremely difficult, especially when the past involves memories of victimization, death, and destruction so widespread that a high percentage of the population is affected, the main purpose...
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The Impact of a Cooperative Learning Program on the Academ-Ic Achievement in Mathematics and Language in Fourth Grade Students and Its Relation to Cognitive Style
ABSTRACTThis study is expected to determine the impact of a program based on the cooperative learning methodology. This, in comparison to a traditional learning situation in both mathematics and language achievement. The study was carried out on a group...
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Virtual Worlds and Social and Educational Inclusion: Case Study at Secondary Education Institute Cal Gravat
ABSTRACTThis article presents a case study with the goal of becoming familiar with and understanding the incorporation of one virtual learning world -Espurnik- in a curricular diversification classroom with students in a situation of educational exclusion...
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Integration Processes of a Romanian Group in a Huelva Village through Family Life Stories
ABSTRACTThis paper examines the integration of Romanian immigrants in Lucena del Puerto (Huelva, Spain) through the life stories of two families of Romanian origin. The experiences of the groups presented in study were analyzed. Both families were in...
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Inclusive Education in Schools in Rural Areas
ABSTRACTSince Spain decided to embark on the development of inclusive schooling, studies have taken place to see if the inclusive principle is being developed satisfactorily. Inclusive schooling implies that all students, regardless of their particular...
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Professional Development in Teacher Digital Competence and Improving School Quality from the Teachers' Perspective: A Case Study
ABSTRACTProfessional development in ICT for teachers, in addition to being necessary given the dynamic nature of technology, also improves the institutional quality of schools. This work, based on action research, provides evidence that the school itself...
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Online Tutoring Procedure for Research Project Supervision: Management, Organization and Key Elements
ABSTRACTResearch project tutoring appears as a crucial element for teaching; it is a planned action based on the relationship between a tutor and a student. This paper presents the findings of a design and development research which has as its main aim...
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Flexible Learning Itineraries Based on Conceptual Maps
ABSTRACTThe use of learning itineraries based on conceptual maps is studied in order to propose a more flexible instructional design that strengthens the learning process focused on the student, generating non-linear processes, characterising its elements,...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, January

Educational Research on Diversity and Quality Improvement in Education
Julie Spencer-Rodgers1, Antonio Cortijo-Ocaña21Dept. of Psichology, California Politechnical University, University of California, Berkeley, USA {rodgers@berkeley.edu}2Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA fanncortijo@ainn.conn}Received...
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Media Literacy through Photography and Participation. A Conceptual Approach
ABSTRACTWe are living in social massification processes that oppress our identity and specificity as a human group; however, there are tools increasingly present among researchers, educators and other professionals who help to develop interpretations...
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Educative Supervision in International Cooperation Contexts
ABSTRACTThis present paper has got a clear goal: to contextualize education for development in the present moment, planning its evolution and the keys that characterize education collected from the most representative and up-to-date pieces of work. The...
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The Relationship between Test Anxiety, Epistemological Beliefs and Problem Solving among Students
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the test anxiety, epistemological beliefs and problem solving among students. The target population of the current research was all the students of University of Sistan and Baluchestan in the academic...
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Enhancing Learning with the Social Media: Student Teachers' Perceptions on Twitter in a Debate Activity
ABSTRACTThis paper presents research focused on the educational experience of students using the microblogging platform Twitter for debate activities in three groups in different teacher education programmes at the University of the Balearic Islands,...
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Questionnaire Evaluating Teaching Competencies in the University Environment. Evaluation of Teaching Competencies in the University
ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to design and validate a measur-ing instrument to evaluate the performance of university profes-sors. The Evaluation of Teaching Performance (CEID [Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Docentes (Center for Teaching...
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An Attack on Inclusive Education in Secondary Education. Limitations in Initial Teacher Training in Spain
ABSTRACTInclusive education is hard to implement in secondary schools. Probably, one of the determining factors lies in teachers' initial training that determines their attitude, identity and professional practice. This research analyses the initial...
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Analysis of Risks in a Learning Management System: A Case Study in the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED)
ABSTRACTThis article presents a research that examines the university students' risk perception when using a Learning Management System called "aLF" and implemented by the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED) for the development of...
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Teachers' Beliefs about Diversity: An Analysis from a Personal and Professional Perspective
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the beliefs that teachers have about diversity and their level of sensitivity towards some topics related to it. Moreover, beliefs were compared according to teachers' personal and professional views and...
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Determinants of Internet Use for Interactive Learning: An Exploratory Study
ABSTRACTThe use of the Internet in higher education teaching can facilitate the interactive learning process and thus improve educational outcomes. The aim of the study presented here is to explore which variables are linked to higher intensity of Internet-based...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, July

Developments in Transnational Research Linkages: Evidence from U.S. Higher-Education Activity
1 INTRODUCTIONIn our knowledge-based and innovation-driven era, academics and administrative professionals possess lofty expectations for university-based research in all fields of inquiry (Crossley & Watson, 2003, p. 122). In pursuit of valuable...
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Understanding the Role of Organizational Factors in Shaping the Research Careers of Women Academics in Higher Education
1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Factors influencing the research careersResearch activity has been identified as one of the most important academic activities (Hobson, Jones & Deane, 2005) with significant studies being done by researchers in the field of educational...
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An Interdisciplinary Study in Initial Teacher Training
1 BACKGROUNDThe new educational model implemented in European universities focuses on the development of two sets of competences: (1) Specific competences in each degree, considered as essential for the development of a particular profession and (2)...
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Solving Math and Science Problems in the Real World with a Computational Mind
1 INTRODUCTIONThe way of thinking generally associated by psychologists with the areas of sciences and mathematics is referred to as 'analytical thinking' (Carpenter, Just & Shell, 1990). Analytical thinking provides resources both to deal with novelty...
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Assessing Adult Learner's Numeracy as Related to Gender and Performance in Arithmetic
1 INTRODUCTIONThe concept of numeracy could be said to have originated from the report for the United Kingdom Ministry of Education (Crowther Report, 1959) and the concept of adult numeracy has gained more popularity in the developed countries such as...
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Effects of Goal-Setting Skills on Students'academic Performance in English Language in Enugu Nigeria
1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the studyEnglish is used at all levels of education throughout the country as a subject of study and a medium of instruction. It is also the national language for politics, governance and commerce. Unfortunately, students'...
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The Human-Animal Relationship: A New Field of Socio-Educational Action
1 INTRODUCTIONThe relationship between animals and humans is a constant in history and has developed into different facets related to subjugation, defence, fear, protection, admiration, company, exploitation, food, transport, fun, etc. Over the last...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, January

Videogames: Opportunities for Learning
We find ourselves at a turning point where the barriers of digital leisure have become blurred, to which must be added that this phenomenon is not confined to a single age group. Play invades nearly everything; gaming and videogames are acquiring considerable...
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Virtual Communities in a Secondary School - Discovering the Internal Grammar of Video Games
1 INTRODUCTIONThe purpose of this article is to show and analyze a new educational scenario where digital technologies and new forms of communication are present. More specifically, the article shows how an online community (Play and Learn) especially...
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CityVille: Collaborative Game Play, Communication and Skill Development in Social Networks
1 INTRODUCTIONThe ludic applications inserted within networks or online games are experiencing an exponential growth thanks to the multiple connections of users on social networks such as Facebook, Tuenti or Google+, to quote but a few, especially among...
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Can Videogames Be Used to Develop the Infant Stage Educational Curriculum?
1 INTRODUCTIONThe development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has allowed our modern society to advance at a very fast pace. This movement aims at building a more technological world that will supposedly simplify people's lives.These...
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Evolution and Natural Selection: Learning by Playing and Reflecting
1 INTRODUCTIONWhen it was too early to consider the educational potential of video games, there were already concerns over how to present information to students in schools. Dewey (1910) believed that science should be presented as something more than...
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Graphics, Playability and Social Interaction, the Greatest Motivations for Playing Call of Duty. Educational Reflections
1 INTRODUCTIONThe following research question can be posed within the current academic context, and considering the high rate of videogame use: What makes videogames so appealing? The first answers point to design (graphics, sound effects, storytelling,...
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A Proposal for Generic Competence Assessment in a Serious Game
1 INTRODUCTIONThis paper discusses the design of a serious game for the development of generic competences in terms of evaluation, i.e., it focuses on how to evaluate generic competences via a serious game. Starting from a theoretical analysis of competence...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, July

Reflections on Education Policy in Spain: A Problematic Discipline
1 THE CONCEPTUAL INDETERMINACY PROBLEMEducation policy is born in Spain as a discipline with the curriculum of the Degree in Education in 1974 -almost forty years ago. Even though that is hardly a long period from a historical perspective, from our personal...
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A Typology of Education Ballot Issues: 1906 to 2009
1 INTRODUCTIONAlmost half of the states in the U.S. allow voters to determine public policy through direct democracy in the form of ballot issues (also called initiatives, propositions, or questions). As research reported herein indicates, since 1906...
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Problems and Challenges for the Politics of Education before the Change of Prominence Experienced by Educational Actors
1 INTRODUCTIONIf the concept of 'problem' is understood as the difficulty to achieve an aim, then the Politics of Education (hereinafter referred to as PE) is problematic both as a discipline and as a government idea and action. It goes without saying...
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Dynamic Systems Modeling in Educational System Design & Policy
1 INTRODUCTIONWhat type of educational system do we want? What does it look like? How can we get there?Over the last hundred years, local and national educational systems have evolved from relatively simple systems to incredibly complex, interdependent,...
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Comparing and Deciding: A Historical Note on Education Policy
1 WORLD-SYSTEM AND UNIVERSALIZATIONIn Sofia Coppola's film Lost in translation (2003), shot in Tokyo, the protagonist is plunged in a world that is foreign to him. Urbane, cosmopolitan, ambitious, open to adventure, he is unable to communicate, interact...
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The Spectre of Educational Policy Spreads throughout Europe. Its Presence as a Discipline in Postgraduate Education
1 OVERVIEWA specter is haunting Europe. We are turning to the metaphor used by Karl Marx (Die Frübschriften, Stuttgart, 1953) ready to verify some aspects of the anatomy of the educational policy ghost and to understand its itinerary. Will it be a failed...
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Global Politics and Education Systems: Towards Education Markets?
1 SUBJECT TOPICThe multiple connections and dependences between global economic and cultural processes and their potential effects upon education (as a dependent variable) have been studied by scholars like Arnove (1999), Burbules (2001), Torres (2007),...
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Social Education Politics in a Europe of Inequalities
1 INTRODUCTIONIt can be said that European social and educational politics have covered a lot of ground in their aim for a constant spread of interest towards social issues, education, the deepening of democracy and the extension of European citizenship....
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Problems and Challenges of Educational Policies in Latin America. the Argentina Viewpoint
1 INTRODUCTIONIn Latin America, the Washington Consensus involved applying privatisation, economic opening and deregulation policies. Those policies were implemented in some cases through plans which were designed by multilateral credit institutions...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, January

Rethinking the Role of Higher Education
THE NECESSARY REDEFINITION OF HIGHER EDUCATIONA phenomenon that affects both Europe and the developed world as a whole is compromising the proper operation of the global economic post-industrial model. Recent events have highlighted the fragility of...
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A Cognitive-Creative Profile of Emotional Talent
It has been just over a decade since Salovey and Mayer (1990) coined the term Emotional Intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence has been associated with the well-being, leadership, adaptation and performance of subjects (Downey, Mountstephen, Lloyd,...
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The Impacts of Individualization on Equity Educational Policies
1 INDIVIDUALIZATION AS AN EQUITY POLICY STRATEGYEuropean Comparative research (Dupriez & Dumay 2004; Mons, 2007) considers the integrated school model with automatic promotion implemented in the Scandinavian educational systems the most effective...
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Practical Experiences for the Development of Educational Systems in the Semantic Web
1 INTRODUCTION: ONTOLOGIES AND THE SEMANTIC WEB IN ELEARNINGThe Semantic Web aims to add semantic information to web contents in order to create an environment where software agents can perform tasks efficiently (Berners & Hendler, 2001). The Semantic...
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Aims or Purposes of School Mediation in Spain
1 INTRODUCTIONEver since its resurgence in the mid-20th century, mediation has continued to expand. It has extended geographically, reaching more and more countries and communities. It has also broadened its scope, and it currently covers almost all...
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Examining Oral Reading Fluency Trajectories among English Language Learners and English Speaking Students
Children from Spanish-speaking countries (i.e. Hispanics1) comprise the largest minority group among youth (U.S. Department of Education, 2003). For instance, in California, approximately one-third of the residents are Hispanic (Cauce & Domenech-Rodriguez,...
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Assessing Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). an Expert Evaluation
1 INTRODUCTIONUniversity teacher training stands out as one of the most commonly discussed topics in studies or papers about the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into higher education (Cabero, 2006; Bozu & Canto,...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, July

NAER: New Approaches in Educational Research
In the design and configuration of NAER's core strategy, and of the groups and research projects this journal emanates from, research, transference and training actions are essential. In fact, we assume that one of the objectives of the University is...
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ICT Training of University Teachers in a Personal Learning Environment. Project DIPRO 2.0
1 INTRODUCTIONIt is only logical to accept that the university should not be relegated to the margins of the society in which it operates, a view which is currently gaining importance with the institution's orientation towards the European Higher Education...
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Assessment of Primary School Students' Decision-Making Related to Tactical Contexts
1 INTRODUCTIONImportant changes have happened in instructional theories during the last decades. These theories have moved from being based on behavioural theories to being based on constructivist theories, and from associative learning to constructivist...
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Predictive Value of Social Skills in Living Together at Primary School. Analysis in a Cultural Diversity Context
1 INTRODUCTION"And this is because there is no possibility of living without living together" (Jares, 2006, p. 11).One of the aims of the education system nowadays is to achieve the full development of the personality and abilities of the students. Even...
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Strategies for Media Literacy: Audiovisual Skills and the Citizenship in Andalusia
1 INTRODUCTIONThe research Project presented in this paper aims to introduce the concept of "audiovisual skills" in Andalusian citizenship by means of the analysis of the main shortages and needs of citizens, as well as establishing a wide assessment...
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What Does 'Playing Well' Mean to Elite Sports Coaches?, Implicit Thinking of Elite Spanish Soccer Coaches
1 INTRODUCTIONDifferent people interpret social events in different ways and an understanding of them depends on each individual's knowledge and experience (Nisbett & Ross, 1980). This gives rise to the notion of implicit theories, which work in...
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Didactics of the Use of ICT and Traditional Teaching Aids in Municipal Higher Education Institutions
1 STATING THE PROBLEMOne of the great challenges of the current Cuban educational model is to improve the curriculum in order to contribute to the training of professionals with a wide profile, which should be able to solve general and frequent professional...
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