Science Journal of Education

Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014

  • Talent Cultivation of Excellent Engineer Training Plan in Henan Polytechnic University

    Yanfang Wei, Zheng Zheng, Yaohui Wu, Xiugang Yin

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 96-100
    Received: 14 June 2014
    Accepted: 7 July 2014
    Published: 20 July 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.11
    Abstract: Excellent Engineer Training Plan is an important measure in a longer period in the future for China of higher engineering education reform, and the Plan is a new quality engineering to promote the training of top talents for colleges and universities in meeting the needs of social and economic development. A brief overview of talent cultivation of ... Show More
  • The Role of Short Text Messaging in Iranian EFL Vocabulary Learning and Motivation

    Atefeh Kamalian, Sima Sayadian

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 101-107
    Received: 21 June 2014
    Accepted: 14 July 2014
    Published: 30 July 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.12
    Abstract: Although the penetration of mobile phones in Asian countries keeps climbing, little research has explored the application of the short message service (SMS) in vocabulary learning in Iranian young adult learners. This study aims to examine the role of SMS on vocabulary acquisition and motivation of Iranian students. Sixty young female learners in P... Show More
  • The Relationship between Discipline and Innovation: A Factor in Professorial Involvement in Integrating Pedagogical Innovation

    Anne Mai Walder

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 108-122
    Received: 24 July 2014
    Accepted: 6 August 2014
    Published: 20 August 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.13
    Abstract: The existence of disciplinary culture within universities is rooted in academic tradition. The differences between the disciplines as regards the way in which they perceive and apply Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the fact that the discipline is a conducive factor to pedagogical innovation invite to explore pedagogical innovation from the... Show More
  • Futurological Orientations of Students and Fear of the Future

    Nenad Suzić

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 123-130
    Received: 26 July 2014
    Accepted: 18 August 2014
    Published: 30 August 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.14
    Abstract: In this research the author starts from the two hypotheses that rapid changes and contemporary reality bring fear of the future to which not even students are immune, and that among students we can recognize different value orientations in relation to the past, present and future. From a sample of 189 students of Pedagogy and Teacher Education Depa... Show More
  • Analysis of the Determinants of Academic Achievement of Primary Education: A Case Study on Grade Eight Students at Lay Gayint Wereda in Amhara Regional State

    Yibeltal Arega, Tewodros Getinet, Hailemariam Abebe

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 131-136
    Received: 19 August 2014
    Accepted: 1 September 2014
    Published: 20 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.15
    Abstract: Background: Ethiopia is one of the countries which placed education at the center of its strategies for development and democratization, with strong policies promoting quality of educational provision and rapid expansion of educational opportunity to previously underserved populations (AUC, 2005; TGE, 1994). Objective: The core objective behind thi... Show More
  • A Result in the Theory of Determinants from a Semiotic Viewpoint

    Michael F. Otte, Tânia M. M. Campos, Luiz G. X. de Barros, Geslane F. S. Santana

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 137-140
    Received: 21 August 2014
    Accepted: 30 August 2014
    Published: 20 September 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20140204.16
    Abstract: We present a conceptual proof of the Cauchy-Binet theorem about determinants to show how much one can gain by investing a bit more in conceptual development, comparing this treatment with the usual one in terms of laborious matrix calculations. The purpose is to stimulate a conceptual understanding and to overcome the usual empiricism, which is an ... Show More