Designing a Curriculum Model Based on Critical Thinking and Examining Its Application among Undergraduate Students at the University Of Isfahan (A Mixed Method Design)

Mostafa Hatami; Ali Akbar Shaikhi Fini; Abdol Wahab Samavi

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 6-17

  AbstractThe present study aimed to design a curriculum pattern on the basis of critical thinking and its use among the undergraduate students of Isfahan University. This research is applied in terms of purpose using a mixed method in data collection. The research method in the qualitative part is content ...  Read More

Cross-linguistic Gender Differences in EFL Learners’ Pause Frequency and Duration

Zahra Banitalebi; Ali Akbar Jabbari; Mohammad Hasan Razmi

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 19-27

  The present paper sought to investigate gender differences in the speech pauses made by Iranian bilingual (L1: Turkish and L2: Persian) learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). To this end, the pauses made by males and females were compared. Via an Oxford Placement test, a convenient sample of ...  Read More

An Investigation on the Perceived and Actual Technological Literacy of University Instructors and Students in Iran

Mahnaz Azad; Shokouh Rashvand Semiyari

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 29-39

  Recently, numerous studies have investigated the influence of technology use within the educational settings pointing that the perception of the students as well as the instructor towards technology use is indicative of how well technology might be integrated in instruction. Therefore, this study was ...  Read More

The Impact of Using the Reverse Learning Approach on Educational Goals and Lifelong Learning

Fariba Dortaj; Azad Allahkarami

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 41-51

  This research investigated the effect of using the reverse-learning approach on academic goal-oriented and lifelong learning of teacher students of Farhangian University. This is an applied research using a quasi-experimental research method. The research design was pre-test and post-test with the experimental ...  Read More

The Impact of Cultural Familiarity on Vocabulary Learning through Reading among Iranian Upper-intermediate Male and Female EFL Learners

Ehsan Namaziandost; Sajad Shafiee; Fariba Rahimi Esfahani

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 53-64

  This study attempted to investigate the effects of cultural background knowledge on vocabulary learning through reading culturally oriented texts. The study was conducted with 150 upper-intermediate male (n = 75) and female (n = 75) EFL students. The participants of each gender were randomly assigned ...  Read More

Comparison of the Effect of Conceptual Map and Traditional Instruction on Cognitive Learning Levels in the Course of Thinking and Media Literacy

Nabiollah Malekzadeh; Alireza Ghasemizad; Abdolmohmmad Taheri; Pari Mashayekh

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 65-73

  This study aimed to compare the effect of using conceptual map and traditional instruction on cognitive learning of Senior high school students in thinking and media literacy course. This is a quasi-experimental research using experimental and control groups. Three classes were chosen randomly (one for ...  Read More

Predictors of Performance of Iranian English Language Learners on Speaking Skill: A Study of Socially-Oriented Personal Attributes

Omid Mallahi; SaidehSaadat Hosseini

Volume 3, Issue 9 , May 2020, Pages 75-86

  The present quantitative study examined the role of a set of socially-mediated personal attributes that might intervene in the speaking performance of Iranian EFL learners. The possible relationship between three factors (namely, Willingness to communicate (WTC) in L2, L2 communication confidence, and ...  Read More