Science Journal of Education

Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014

  • Student’s View of Education as the Merit and Private Economic Goods

    Vera Anatol’evna Gnevasheva

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 141-145
    Received: Sep. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 15, 2014
    Published: Sep. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Economic theory defines the market of the higher professional education as an intellectual property due to a system where product demand is formed by the higher education institutes. It is presently formed as the combined system of the state and non-state or private forms. The emergence of fee-based forms of education involves the formation of mark... Show More
  • Incorporating Interactive Teaching Approaches in the Tertiary Science Classroom; Benefits, Challenges and Deterrents to Use in a Jamaican University

    Cliff Kelvin Riley, Beverley Dawn Myers

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 146-151
    Received: Sep. 22, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 10, 2014
    Published: Oct. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The extent to which lecturers utilise interactive teaching strategies in the tertiary science classrooms at a tertiary institution in Jamaica was investigated. Interactive strategies used, preferred strategy, frequency of use, perceived benefits to students, deterrents to use, and challenges faced with implementation were investigated. The sample c... Show More
  • Legal Status Experience of Foreign Students Returnees from Immigration Center: A Case Study

    Adekalu Samuel Olutokunbo, Idowu Grace Tanimoonwo, Oluwaseyitan Rotimi Cephas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 152-157
    Received: Oct. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2014
    Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: This study presents a qualitative insight of legal status experience of foreign students’ returnees from immigration center. Convenience sampling was applied in the study, and in-depth semi-structured interview was adopted to collect specific data among selected eleven (11) undergraduate foreign students, studying at a private university college, w... Show More
  • Beginning Education of the Freshman in Universities Following the Maslow”s Need Theory of Gradation: To Medical College of Jiangsu University as an Example

    Yingkun Sun, Yingnan Lu, Chengji Liu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 158-161
    Received: Aug. 31, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2014
    Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The beginning education of the freshman in Universities is the key process to help students adapt to the university life, but the current status of entrance education for college students is not optimistic and effectiveness. In this paper, freshmen entrance education is divides three stages, entitled "my university", "my collective", "my schoolwork... Show More
  • Imitation of a Pedagogical Agent’s Gestures Enhances Memory for Words in Second Language

    Manuela Macedonia, Kirsten Bergmann, Friedrich Roithmayr

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014
    Pages: 162-169
    Received: Oct. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2014
    Published: Nov. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Pedagogical agents (PAs) are virtual characters in computer-based learning environments. PAs can train humans in various domains. Here, a PA cues subjects to learn vocabulary items through enactment, i.e., to perform an illustrative gesture while learning a word. It is well known that enactment impacts memory. Also, imitation is a natural mechanism... Show More