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  Journal of Education and Learning
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   ISSN (Print) 2089-9823 - ISSN (Online) 2302-9277
   Published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Bilingualism and Vocabulary Learning: A Comparison between Baluchi and
           Persian EFL Learners

    • Authors: Yahya Keikhaie, Amirali Khoshkhoonejad
      First page: 183
      Abstract: Bilingualism can be broadly defined as the ability to speak 2 languages; however there are many grey areas when establishing which are the first language, second language and third language of a bilingual. The paper reports on a study exploring the effect of bilingualism on the learning of a vocabulary learning of two groups of Iranian male students: Baluchi bilinguals and Persian monolingual. The present study is based on data from 80 monolingual Persian-speaking learners of English and 80 bilingual Baluchi-Persian-speaking learners of English. All the participants were male studying English as a foreign language at pre-university of Sistan and Baluchestan in Iran. The results indicates that Baluchi-Persian bilingual speakers outperformed in general and in L3 recognition vocabulary learning. The findings of this paper also showed that no significant difference was seen between Persian-speaking learners and Baluchi-Persian-speaking in L3 production vocabulary learning.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • Professionalization of Teaching in Nigeria: Strategies, Prospects and

    • Authors: Oluremi Dorcas Fareo
      First page: 190
      Abstract: The teaching profession in Nigeria has gone through many stages and even today there are disagreements as to whether it should be called a profession; and this has been an issue of concern among educators, teachers, administrators, organizations and the public at large. This paper thus looked into the issue of professionalizing teaching for the development of the education sector in the country. The concepts of teaching   and profession were viewed; traits of professionalism; the teaching profession in Nigeria; strategies, prospects and challenges facing teaching profession were identified; The study recommended  that the government should look into the problem of general dissatisfaction with the teaching profession, such as poor teacher education programme; poor salaries and allowances; poor public image of the profession; and the desire of most teachers to enter another type of work with attractive remunerations,
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • Prospective Teachers Proportional Reasoning and Presumption of Student

    • Authors: Mujiyem Sapti
      First page: 197
      Abstract: This study aimed to describe the proportional reasoning of prospective teachers and their predictions about students' answers. Subjects were 4 prospective teacher  7th semester Department of Mathematics Education, Muhammadiyah University of Purworejo. Proportional reasoning task used to obtain research data. Subjects were asked to explain their reasoning and write predictions of student completion. Data was taken on October 15th, 2014. Interviews were conducted after the subjects completed the task and recorded with audio media. The research data were subject written work and interview transcripts. Data were analyzed using qualitative analysis techniques. In solving the proportional reasoning task, subjects using the cross product. However, they understand the meaning of the cross product. Subject also could predict students' reasoning on the matter.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • The Challenges and Prospects of E-learning in National Open University of

    • Authors: Olukayode Solomon Aboderin
      First page: 207
      Abstract: The study investigated the challenges and prospects of e-learning in National Open University of Nigeria. It sought to find out Attitudes of students towards e-learning. The study investigated the various challenges of e-learning in NOUN. Also the studies investigated prospects of e-learning, availability of e-learning facilities and also determine the ICT competence of NOUN students. The design of the study is a descriptive survey type. The sample for the study consisted of 250 students randomly selected from all the faculties in National Open University of Nigeria, Akure Study Center. 50 students were drawn from each faculty using simple random sampling technique giving a total of 250 students (respondents). A questionnaire titled “Challenges and Prospects of E-learning in National Open University of Nigeria” designed by the research was used to collect data. The instrument was validated by expert in Computer Science, Educational Technology and Test and Measurement. To ensure the reliability of the instrument, a Cronbach alpha statistics technique was employed and a reliability coefficient of 0.84 was obtained. This value is high enough for a study of this nature. The data collected were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentage and bar chart. The result of the findings showed that: NOUN students show positive attitude towards the use of e-learning. Majority of the respondents agreed that NOUN does not have enough e-learning equipment and facilities. There are challenges affecting the utilization of e-learning in NOUN for instructional purposes. The study also revealed that e-exam adopted by NOUN contributes to students’ ICT competence and prospects of e-learning if fully implemented.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • EFL Speaking Anxiety among Senior High School Students and Policy

    • Authors: Amirul Mukminin, Masbirorotni Masbirorotni, Noprival Noprival, Sutarno Sutarno, Nelly Arif, Maimunah Maimunah
      First page: 217
      Abstract: This report drew on a larger study which was to describe and understand the sources of senior high school students’ English language speaking anxiety at senior high schools in Jambi, Indonesia. The purpose of this paper was to report some of findings from the qualitative interview data on the sources of senior high school students’ English language speaking anxiety at one senior high school in Jambi, Indonesia. Data were collected through demographic profiles and semi-structured interview with senior high school students. The demographic data were analysed descriptively while the interview data were transcribed and analysed line by line to generate and develop codes and themes. An analysis of the interview data revealed that five major themes were related to students’ English language speaking anxiety, including (1) low speaking skill due to lack of vocabulary and grammar, (2) fear of negative responses from others, (3) low self-esteem to speak in English, (4) fear of being evaluated by teachers, and (5) cultural influences to speak English due to a more teacher-centred style. Suggestions and policy implications are also discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills of Students in Mathematics Learning

    • Authors: Firdaus Firdaus, Ismail Kailani, Md. Nor Bin Bakar, Bakry Bakry
      First page: 226
      Abstract: Critical thinking skills should be owned by students. Therefore, schools should be responsible to develop and  evaluate critical thinking skills through teaching and learning process in schools. This study aims to identify the effects of mathematical learning modules based on problem-based learning to critical thinking skills at secondary school students in District of Bone. Assessment of critical thinking skills in mathematical problem solving non-routine includes three parts;  the identification and interpretation of information, information analysis, and evaluate of evidence and arguments. This study involved a total of 68 students grade 12 science state secondary school (SMAN) in Bone District of South Sulawesi, Indonesia in academic year 2014-2015. The sample consists of 38 students in the city and 30 rural students. The design of the study was quasi experimental one group pretest-posttest. The data was analysed using the inferential t-test with SPSS 20.0 for windows. The study found that there are effects of the use of mathematical learning module based PBL to enhance the ability of critical thinking skills in mathematics students in all three components, namely, identifying and interpreting information, information analysis, and evaluate of evidence and argument.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • The Role of the Educator in Adult Education

    • Authors: Georgios Giannoukos, Georgios Besas, Christos Galiropoulos, Vasilios Hioctour
      First page: 237
      Abstract: The educator in adult education according to the theory of Andragogy, social change and transformative learning is to work towards achieving positive change by coordinating the learning procedure in a way that enables the learner to overcome certain false believes he has due to social conditioning, his working environment and the way in which he has learned.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • The Application of School Watching Method to Increase the Earthquake
           Disaster Knowledge of Primary School Students

    • Authors: Sri Adelila Sari, Husnul Khatimah
      First page: 241
      Abstract: The study entitled "The Application of School Watching to Increase the Earthquake Disaster Knowledge of Primary School Students, MIN Blang Mancung, Aceh" was aimed to describe the students' knowledge of the different dangerous objects in the face of an earthquake. The approach used in this study was qualitative and quantitative. The type of study was descriptive. Subjects used were as many as 30 students MIN Blang Mancung, Aceh. The method used was an experimental, which was divided into two classes, namely the experimental and control classes. Data collection technique was using questionnaires, which included the questions about common dangerous objects, dangerous objects in the class and also in the school yard. The results showed that there was a significant effect on students' knowledge before and after the implementation of the method School Watching. In addition, the knowledge of students toward the dangerous objects was found to be significant different between control and experimental class.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students’ Academic Achievement

    • Authors: Fariha Gull, Shumaila Shehzad
      First page: 246
      Abstract: Multiple teaching methods are used by teachers in order to improve learning of students. The most popular is lecture method, while very effective is cooperative learning method. Later teaching method had been preferred for teaching science and languages as cited by previous research studies. However, in the subjects of social sciences and humanities, its importance cannot be ignored. Following study is an effort to determine effect of cooperative learning method on students’ achievement in subject of Education.  Qusi experimental design, with pre and post test of control and experimental group was used to achieve target of the study. Sample of the study consisted of 63 female students enrolled in grade 12 of a public college. An achievement test was used as a pre-test, the students were than divided in experimental and control groups. Multiple cooperative learning activities were performed with experimental group by using three common methods of cooperative learning i.e., STAD, TGT and Jigsaw II. The control group was taught by lecture method only. After 8 weeks a post test was administered on both experimental and control group in order to identify difference in achievement. The independent sample t-test was used to measure the mean scores difference between achievement scores of control and treatment groups on pretest.  The results showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups (p=.825) leading to assumption that both groups were on equal level of achievement before intervention.  Same test was applied to find out difference between two groups before and after intervention.  The results showed that there was a significant difference in scores of control and experimental group in post-test. In addition to this paired sample t-test was conducted to compare the effect of intervention on achievement scores of experimental group.  The results showed that there was significant difference between scores of experimental group before and after intervention (p=.000). It can be concluded from results that cooperative learning activities had a positive effect on academic achievement of students enrolled in the subject of Education. This study is a contribution in knowledge body of teaching methods for social sciences. This had clarified that cooperative learning activities are equally helpful for the subject that was considered truly a lecture subject. The teachers can use this teaching method in their classes.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
  • Rule of Nahwiyah Variations in Arabiyah Bayna Yadaik Book and its
           Contribution on Arabiyah Asasiyah Subject

    • Authors: Maman Abdurrahman
      First page: 256
      Abstract: This research is motivated by the need of an innovative teaching module and as a way to facilitate students to understand Nahwu. This research’s purpose is to describe about Nahwu subject as presented in the First Arabiyah bayna Yadaik Book Volume 2 and its contribution to Arabiyah Asasiyah subjects in Arabic Education Department, Faculty of language and literature education, UPI. This research used a qualitative approach of Content Analysis with sources data from the First Arabiyah Bayna Yadaik Book Volume 2 and Arabiyah Asasiyah Syllabus which used to being learnt in Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of language and literature education, UPI in 2014/2015 academic year. The results are obtained by discovering of nahwu subjects with simple presented, such as tarkib isnadi, tarkib idhafi, tarkib washfi, tarkib ‘athfi, jumlah ismiyah, and jumlah fi’liyah with full exercises, it is going to contribute Arabiyah Asasiyah subject that contains simple and easy to understand material about Nahwu subjects
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 3 (2015)
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