Prediction of Need for Achievement and Responsibility based on Perceived Competence and Novelty-seeking in Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran Branch

Forogh Taher Soltani; Farhad Jomehri; Fariborz Bagheri

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 7-14

  The current study aimed at predicting the need for achievement and responsibility among students based on their perceived competence and novelty-seeking. The population consisted of all the 987 students of Islamic Azad University in Gachsaran, Iran, and, based on Cochrane’s formula, a sample of ...  Read More

Priority-Setting of Effective Components on the Teaching-Learning Model with Approach to Improving Problem-Solving Ability

Maryam Ebrahimi Zarandi; Hamdollah Manzari Tavakoli; Ali Reza Manzari Tavakoli; Zahra Zeinaddini Meimand

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 17-23

  Problem-solving is an ability human beings need to live better lives, however, some do not possess enough of this acquirable skill. Although many studies have concerned themselves with problem solving, this study has investigated it from a different angle. The present study was aimed at the priority-setting ...  Read More

Bilingualism and Personality Shifts: Different Personality Traits in Persian- English Bilinguals Shifting Between Two Languages

Rouhollah Rezapour; Sahar Zanjirani

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 25-32

  The purpose of this descriptive-internet survey was to examine whether Persian- English bilinguals express different personality traits when they switch language when responding to Big Five Inventory (BFI) as a measure of personality once in Persian and once in English. It has been proposed that language ...  Read More

Awakening the Critical Thinking Ability of College Students through Socio-culturally Mediated Instructor Tools in Higher Education

Marzieh Soozandehfar; Seyyed Mohammad Ali Soozandehfar

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 33-45

  This study attempted to examine the extent to which university instructors contributed as obstacles or facilitators to developing critical thinking skills in undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students. To this end, six university classes, two classes from each of the above-mentioned programs, were ...  Read More

The Effects of Planning Time Conditions and Writing Type on the Metacognitive Strategies of Iranian EFL Learners

Hossein Pourghasemian; Mohammad Amin Mozaheb

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 47-59

  The present study attempted to probe into the effects of four planning time conditions (pre-task, extended task, free writing, and control) over the frequency of employing metacognitive strategies in argumentative and expository writings of 108 participants. Employing an experimental writing task design ...  Read More

Computer Games: Potential Opportunities for Educating Master’s Students at the Iranian Universities

Shahram Minooei; Mahin Nastaran; Ali Zangiabadi

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 61-70

  The purpose of this study was to determine the potential power of teaching using urban simulation software such as the SimCity computer game for educating master’s students at Iranian Universities. This quasi-experimental study was conducted considering two groups: one control group and one experimental ...  Read More

An Investigation into Iranian Non-English PhD Students’ Perceptions Regarding Learning as an Educational Consequence of EPT

Mahbubeh Rezaeian; Seyyed Hassan Seyyedrezaei; Ghasem Barani; Zari Sadat Seyyedrezaei

Volume 3, Issue 10 , August 2020, Pages 71-80

  It appears that English Proficiency Test (EPT) as a high stake test plays a key role in addressing many aspects of the educational system and individuals' lives. This paper aimed to represent Iranian non-English PhD students’ perceptions regarding their learning and testing preferences, and to ...  Read More