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Advanced Education
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ISSN (Print) 2409-3351 - ISSN (Online) 2410-8286
Published by National Technical University of Ukraine Homepage  [7 journals]

    • Authors: Eva Stradiotová , Ildiko Némethová, Radoslav Štefančík
      Pages: 4 - 21
      Abstract: The article aims to find out the impact of online education on on-site education by analysing the results achieved by the respondents in the tests. We used descriptive statistical methods to analyze the data. The reason was that such methods allow us to better understand the correlation between the results obtained in traditional testing and online testing. The research was conducted in the summer semester of the academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. 2508 students of the University of Economics in Bratislava participated in the research. The respondents were first-year Bachelor's degree students at the University of Economics in Bratislava whose first foreign language was professional English. When analyzing the data we took into account the test results, the number of students who did not take the test, the number of students who had to retake the test, and the number of students who did not take the test. The results confirmed that students who took the test in the home environment performed significantly better than students who took the test in person at the university. The results of on-site education were influenced by the online learning process. As students adapted to the online environment, they changed their study habits, which had a negative impact on learning. This negative impact was also reflected in the results of the on-site testing. The solution to this situation is to better prepare teachers for online learning and to ensure that schools are equipped with the latest technology.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.270182

    • Authors: Tetiana Yeremenko, Iryna Lukyanchenko, Angelina Demchuk
      Pages: 22 - 39
      Abstract: The research is devoted to the problem of mastering pre-service EFL teachers’ specific proficiency in using questions as an effective tool in the EL classroom discourse and university discourse. The purpose of the paper is to submit the teaching scheme of training pre-service EFL teachers’ questioning skills, encouraging them to work out their own teaching strategies in the future professional activity. The authors substantiate the possibility of improving MA students and pre-service EFL teachers’, questioning skills via suggested teaching scheme actualising interdisciplinary connections between the practical course (“English Communication in Academic Discourse”) and theoretical-practical course (“Theory and Practice of Speech Communication”) and students’ teaching practice that are majors of the Master’s degree curriculum. The emphasis is laid on the content level – EL classroom discourse acquisition. The experiment was conducted involving 90 MA students, pre-service EFL teachers, of South-Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky to clarify the efficiency of the suggested teaching scheme. Data were obtained and analysed via pre-experimental assessment stage, experimental teaching (implementation of the suggested teaching scheme), post-experimental assessment stage employing quantitative and qualitative research methods. Data collection procedures included pedagogical observation, analysis of the students’ results, self-assessment questionnaire, student’s opinion questionnaire, statistical and mathematical processing of obtained data. The findings of the research indicate that the suggested teaching scheme using interdisciplinary approach helps students become more proactive in constructing their knowledge of questions linguodidactic potential, to transform the acquired knowledge to new ways of verbal behaviour, to model successful communication in the EL classroom through appropriate questions, and to modify their teaching styles. The authors come to the conclusion that it is mandatory to include special consecutive training covering initially purely practical courses with a gradual shift to theoretical-practical ones, and finally – teaching practices as a closing step to improve students’ proficiency in using questions effectively in the EL classroom school and university discourse.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.254730

    • Authors: Marianna Levrints (Lőrincz), Ildikó Greba
      Pages: 40 - 54
      Abstract: Even-though teaching experience has been identified as one of the main variables affecting student academic gains, teacher cognition, and practices, research focusing on the influence of experience on language teacher challenges is still rare. Hence, the study aims to analyse comparatively the challenges encountered by EFL teachers with varying lengths of teaching experience. Quantitative data were collected utilising a questionnaire involving 208 language teachers. The respondents self-reported being especially challenged by teaching speaking, learner motivation, teaching writing and listening, learner engagement, differentiating instruction, and providing effective learning. The overall challenge rate was moderate. Notably, a statistically significant difference in the perceptions of challenges was established between groups of teachers with varying lengths of teaching experience. As expected, novice teachers reported being more challenged than their most experienced counterparts. Contrary to popular belief, challenge estimates of a group of experienced teachers (10-15 years) were higher than that of less experienced teachers (1-5 years). The principal implication of the current study is that experienced language teachers also need assistance in dealing with professional challenges arising from the complexities of language teaching. To serve well, teacher development courses should be sensitive to language teacher needs and challenges, aligned with transformations they undergo as they move along the career stages
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.255886

    • Authors: Zerrin Gamsızkan, Ipek Gonullu
      Pages: 55 - 67
      Abstract: Academic performance scores of medical students have been associated with many variables. Students' sociodemographic characteristics, study times and approaches may affect academic performance separately. Examining academic performance by considering all these variables together can improve medical education. The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a significant difference between the academic performance of medical faculty students in terms of study approaches, chronobiological patterns and socio-demographic features. In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from medical students. As data collection tools, Sociodemographic Data Form, The Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ2F) and Morning-Evening Questionnaire (MEQ) were used. A total of 163 sixth-year students (n=90) male and (n=73) female were included in the study. There was no significant difference between the gender of the students and their academic performance scores (p=0.880). Academic performance scores of morning type students were significantly higher than those of evening type students (p<0.05). There is a correlation of 0.521 in the same direction between the deep approach and the academic performance score, and this relationship is statistically significant (p<0.001). There is a negative correlation of 0.608 between the superficial approach and the academic performance score, and this relationship is statistically significant. While developing the program and curriculum in medical education, students’ sociodemographic characteristics study approaches and chronobiological patterns should be taken into consideration.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.256136

    • Authors: Emilia Mazurek, Olena Vynoslavska, Maria Kononets
      Pages: 68 - 85
      Abstract: In the contemporary world, there is a growing need for socially responsible and ethical leadership. Therefore, training future business leaders in the field of professional ethics and social responsibility is an important task of modern university education. To solve it, the participation of scientists and university teachers in the creation and implementation of advanced methods for the development of professional ethics of students is necessary. The aim of the study was to check the effectiveness of training future business leaders in professional ethics at university level using a new methodology created by the authors. In order to verify the hypotheses, an experiment was conducted. Additionally, the questionnaires and tests completed by the participants were analysed. The results of learning according to the new methodology, which confirm the expediency of its use for the development of parameters of professional ethics in future business leaders, are presented. The methodology described in the article can be used by university teachers to train future business leaders, as well as by organizational psychologists to conduct trainings with business leaders and personnel of enterprises and institutions.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.259116

    • Authors: Iryna Zadorozhna, Olha Datskiv
      Pages: 86 - 99
      Abstract: The problem of motivation in foreign language learning has always been of great importance. Researchers agree on the non-static, dynamic nature of motivation, investigate the role of the motivational context, and recognize the fact that some aspects of motivation are not internal but are externally determined by the learner’s sociocultural environment. The study aims to investigate the prevalent type of motivation among pre-service English teachers in challenging circumstances. The analysis of motivation sources and ways to protect and maintain motivation to learn English as a foreign language in challenging circumstances constitutes the novelty of the study. 60 fourth-year students (57 females and 3 males) participated in the investigation. The questionnaire adapted from Gardner's Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) has been used as a tool to collect quantitative data. The results reveal that the level of motivation is high with a prevalence of instrumental motivation. Qualitative data have been obtained from interviewing students. During the interviews, the students identified the sources of their motivation, critically evaluated their learning situation, and described their learning circumstances as challenging. The study suggests pedagogical implications in line with positive psychology recommendations and the latest research on the protection and maintenance of а motivation to learn English as a foreign language in challenging circumstances. The implications for teachers include developing motivational strategies, maintaining engagement, providing role models, using technology.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.261715

    • Authors: Ilona Huszti, György Csatáry, Ilona Lechner
      Pages: 100 - 120
      Abstract: The year 2020 was a horrible shock for both educators and students worldwide because of the COVID-19 disease. The whole educational process had to undergo cardinal changes in that it was forced to transition from face-to-face to online mode. Distance learning (DL) became the new reality in no time. This unusual situation prompted us to conduct research on what challenges it meant for tutors to cope with the new requirements. The main goal of our case study was to get insights into the altered daily routines of tutors and understand how the system functioned. Another objective of our survey was to provide a brief synthesis of distance learning, based on the academic literature. We have applied the qualitative research design, using a semi-structured interview as a research instrument for collecting data from the respondents. The research sample consisted of thirty-four college tutors teaching language and literature (English, German, Ukrainian, and Hungarian). The participants were requested to reply to eleven questions either online or face-to-face. The results proved how unexpected and difficult it was to move from the classroom to distance education. They emphasized how crucial digital literacy is for both instructors and students. One of the essential implications is that teachers must develop their digital skills in every possible way. The next stage of our research will be to investigate what impact DL has on teachers' and students' physical and psychological well-being.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.261705

    • Authors: SİBEL YOLERİ, Zeynep Nur Anadolu
      Pages: 121 - 134
      Abstract: The purpose of this research was aimed to determine the digital literacy skills of undergraduate students studying in different departments of the university according to the variables of gender, type of faculty, and daily internet use. In order to achieve this goal, 388 undergraduate students studying at the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at İzmir Democracy University were determined as participants. The “Personal Information Form” prepared by the researchers and the “Digital Literacy Scale (DLS)” developed by Bayrakcı & Narmanlıoğlu (2021) and consisting of six sub-dimensions were used as data collection tools. According to the findings of the research, it was determined that the digital literacy levels of the students were moderate. When examined according to the gender variable, a significant difference was found between female and male students in the sub-dimensions of digital literacy levels. When examined according to the faculty variable, it was determined that there was a significant difference between the sub-dimensions of digital literacy levels, Daily Use, Professional Production, and Privacy and Security. As a result of the research, according to the daily internet usage variable, a significant difference was found between the General Knowledge and Functional Skills sub-dimensions of the digital literacy levels of the students according to the daily internet usage time. It is expected that the results obtained will contribute to the literature and draw attention to the development of digital literacy skills of university students.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.262190

    • Authors: Tetiana Korol
      Pages: 135 - 160
      Abstract: Purpose. The article is aimed at the studies of the assessment practices currently applied in translation training at Ukrainian universities in the context of cutting-edge trends and dispositions in translator’s education observed worldwide. They include the synergism of both evaluative and formative assessment, the extensive use of diverse assessment methods and tools, including alternative ones, the rational involvement of self- and peer-assessment procedures. Method. A mixed research method was designed and employed with that end in view. It involved 41 translation teachers from 16 Ukrainian universities, who were asked to answer an online survey of 30 close and open-ended questions regarding their background, attitude to assessment and its different aspects such as functions, procedures and tools used for different types of tests in translation, assessment objects and agents, grading methods and associated problems. The obtained results were processed with the help of statistical methods and contrasted with the data received by relevant studies conducted abroad within the last twenty years. Findings. The findings of this research allowed us to compile the aggregated profile of Ukrainian translation teachers in terms of assessment practice, define the most common ways to conduct monitoring, borderline and summative assessment in teaching translation to undergraduate students in Ukraine, and claim that the teachers’ subjective evaluation of translation assessment efficiency depends on their teaching experience. Implications for research and practice. The obtained results should boost further theoretical and practical development in the field of translation assessment as well as in the area of translation teachers’ training.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.266149

    • Authors: Hedeliza Pineda, Anne Lorca, Sylvester Cortes, Sunliegh Gador, Rowanne Marie Mangompit, Frances Jay Pacaldo, Elven Lorca
      Pages: 161 - 184
      Abstract: Anchored on Evans’ professional development (PD) model, this study aimed to develop, implement, and evaluate a professional development program on designing participatory action research (PAR) projects for basic education teachers. The teachers are from Junior and Senior High School teaching English, Mathematics, and Science. The PD program consisted of ten in-person training sessions and virtual consultations which happened in between training on AR problem conceptualization and methodology for a 14-week period. Using the mixed-methods sequential explanatory (QUAN à qual) design, the study started with a professional needs assessment participated by 18 teachers from a secondary school as a basis for the planned PD program. The teachers underwent training sessions to develop a group or participatory AR proposal as evidence of their professional growth and program outcome. At the end of the program, the English, Mathematics, and Science teachers, respectively, developed and presented their AR proposals on the (a) design and evaluation of a gamified-based instruction towards improving vocabulary skill, (b) video-based instruction in teaching basic concepts of probability, and (c) investigating the effect of contextualized learning materials in developing students’ conceptual understanding of atoms. The post-assessment results, supported by interviews, revealed that the teachers displayed behavioural, attitudinal, and intellectual developments in AR. Based on the Department of Education’s criteria for evaluating PAR proposals, all three proposals were rated acceptable for implementation by a panel of evaluators. In conclusion, the PD design and evaluation framework were important factors that enabled the participating teachers to transform their AR competencies toward developing PAR proposals for improving teaching and research in their schools.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.266663

    • Authors: Abderrahim Bouderbane
      Pages: 185 - 199
      Abstract: This article examines a very thorny issue of testing English for Specific Purposes through a barcode correction system to evaluate the usefulness of distance education. The fact is that, this system was used for the first time as a type of assessment which focuses on enriching student’s minimum vocabulary in a variety of English for Specific contexts. Henceforth, the barcode correction system is applied in this study on different types of ESP exercises, and they are corrected as they are taught, explained and consolidated in distance education. Using a quantitative approach in order to determine online teaching efficiency, the barcode system is used to correct student’s papers in a total correction time based on a single time 0.45/paper, calculate the rate of mistakes, and diagnose problems of correct answers, and missing marks. The results indicate that there is a high correlation between mistakes and ESP exercises calculated by the correction of barcode reading. Learning has become much more digitized with subject-specific content and simple exercises with specific communicative objectives.
      PubDate: 2022-12-29
      DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.268278
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