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Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers - Volumen 4


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  Glance crossed on the teaching practices in change. Editorial. Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Vol. 4
   Emmanuelle Leclercq

A new delivery of the number of the review Newspaper off educators, Teachers and trainers is always awaited because the review crosses sets of themes and analyses of various international contexts, always enthralling with regard to the changes of the teaching world. This number holds all its promises particularly. (Read more)

  Study on writing difficulties in students of last year of basic education in the municipality of Vila Verde (Braga, Portugal)
   Maria da Conceição Afonso Rebelo, José María Sola Reche

This research work aims to identify the main writing difficulties of students who complete the first cycle of basic education in the public schools of the municipality of Vila Verde, Braga. Specifically, we focus on the performance of fourth graders in terms of their characteristics and levels of writing, as well as difficulties in writing, dictation, and narrative and expository texts. (Read more)

  Early school leaving in a multicultural context. Analysis of the causes of social and professional agents involved
   Inmaculada Alemany Arrebola, Gloria Rojas Ruiz, Miguel Ángel Gallardo Vigil, Sebastián Sánchez Fernández

This study early school has started from the concept used by the European Union in the report "Education System and Human Capital" (2009) as well as that established by the Appraisal Institute of the Ministry of Education (2007) in the PISA 2006 and applied to the context of the City of Melilla. Research has focused on young people between 16 and 24 years of Melilla population that leave the educational system without obtaining sufficient academic qualifications to gain access to a skilled labor market. (Read more)

  Curricular tutoring in Mexican elementary school. An analysis of teachersʼ perspective
   Mariela Sonia Jiménez-Vásquez, Manuel Camacho Higareda

This research report derives from an institutional project, funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). We analyze the implementation of the tutoring system as a curricular innovation in elementary education (Middle School) in Mexico. Tutoring is in fact implemented in 2006 on the basis of a previous subject named “Orientation and Tutoring”. It is considered as an academic strategy for accompanying the students along their education process in order to improve its quality and the learning outcomes. (Read more)

  Perceptions of the function tutorial in the European Higher Education Area of the student body of the Faculty of Education of Albacete (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
   Santiago Alonso García, Ascensión Palomares Ruiz

It is not necessary doubt, of the need to be employed in a tireless way at the improvement and innovation of the processes of education and learning, to offer a response that this at a height of the circumstances and transformations that in a dizzy way are happening concretely, in the area of the Higher Education, with the new impelled challenges this attempt of to unifying the intentions and educational profiles between the countries of the Union. (Read more)

  Planning of the curriculum of portuguese as mother tongue in portuguese secondary schools
   Maria da Conceição Cardoso Tábuas Martins Coelho, Inmaculada Aznar Díaz

Related to the curricular reform of the Secondary Education in 2001, political-administrative and conceptual changes were discussed and implemented in Portugal in terms of the curriculum, substantiated in new teaching syllabus. It was in this context that a new syllabus of Portuguese as mother tonge appeared, requiring a curricular reconfiguration and changes in teachers' conceptions and teaching practices. (Read more)

  Assessing a course on translation with learner portfolios
   Andrés Canga Alonso

This article shows our experience using portfolios during a one-semester Spanish-English/English-Spanish translation course in the Degree of English Studies with two different groups of undergraduates in two consecutive academic years. (Read more)

  Terms of teachersʼ competitiveness development in labour market
   Madara Priedoliņa

People all over the world, also in Latvia, come into the post-materialistic world, where due to the material wealth they look for other life qualities. The current dynamic and continuous development of the society sets a task for education to react appropriately to the changes in the social, culture and business environment. (Read more)

  The assessment methods that are used in a secondary mathematics class
   Maha Azmi Dandis

Given issues related to differences in learner characteristics, effective sampling across the content domain and recent emphases on assessing meaningfully contextualized abilities and higher-order cognitive processes, the ʻtraditionalʼ mathematics test arguably does not provide a valid measure of student ability. Consequently, there is a need to incorporate alternative methods of assessment that are able to effectively assess the range of studentsʼ mathematical abilities. (Read more)

  The backwash effect in the English oral expression formation and development at senior high education
   Ulises Escalona Sánchez, Alberto Román Medina Betancourt, Miguel Escalona Reyes

This article accounts for the systematic evaluation backwash effect implications in the process of formation and development of the English oral expression. It has been the result of a research accomplished at Senior High Education in Holguín Province. The rectorial character of the oral expression in the communicative process is considered. Likewise, its systemic linkage with the rest of the communicative skills is also regarded. (Read more)

  Native Students and inmigration: Influence of family experiences as emigrants in the relationship with their inmigrant school partners
   David-José Villén García-Galán, Tomas Sola Martínez, Francisco Javier Hinojo Lucena

The origin of this article is some research carried out on the perception of native students of Vocational Training Studies about the presence of immigrant partners in these courses. The authors mean to find out whether their perception of immigration is influenced by the existence of their possible emigrant relatives. To achieve that goal, we have created and used a questionnaire on a sample of a population of half a thousand students in the province of Granada. (Read more)

  Learning styles and team roles – Lessons for Gregorc based teams for effective enterprise development
   Ian Kbathgate, Andre M. Mostert, Stephanie Sandland

The need to develop robust and coherent models for effective entrepreneurial training and development has never been more relevant than in the contemporary economic and educational milieu. The demand for the promotion of enterprise and enterprise development calls on those entrusted with nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create fecund environments for students and participant is alike to promote sustainable enterprise development. Essential to achieving this are considerations of learning styles and the relationship of these to team roles in business start-up activities. (Read more)

  Open learning recognition in traditional universities
   Rosana Montes Soldado, Miguel Gea Megías, Jeff Haywood

At present, there is great interest over the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) in all of its forms: OpenCourseware repositories OCW, spare open resources, or even more recently as Massive Online Open Courses (also called MOOC). This panorama has generated considerable debate about their effectiveness in terms of learning, sustainability and especially the role that higher education institutions play in this context. We understand that most of the students are interested in making the most of their education (formal and informal), and that will require universities to recognize their skills and abilities. (Read more)

  The evaluation of the professional development of English faculties from their own vision of excellence
   Slava López Rodríguez, Daniel González González,

The general objective of this paper is to offer a system of teaching excellence indicators for the faculties of English as a foreign language in Cuba to guide their evaluation, training and professional development, considering the different stages of their academic career. Quality studies have been highly demanded in the educational field in the last decade. Accreditation processes and systems have been created and implemented to evaluate the excellence of teaching at universities worldwide. (Read more)

  Study on the use of computer in practice teaching, of the primary schools teacher in the municipality of viseu
   Donzília Ferreira de Sousa, Juan Manuel Trujillo Torres, Juan Antonio López Núñez, Maria Martins de Sousa,

The current challenges of school education are undoubtedly the skills of teachers and educators in the field of information and communication technologies, including the use given to them in the context of the classroom. In this article is made an approach to the issues of utilization and monetization of these technological resources in schools, specifically for teachers in the first cycle of basic education in the municipality of Viseu. (Read more)

  Learning and assessment in clinical nursing practice. The theory of three worlds
   Paulo Freitas, Manuela Tarrasêca

The learning and assessment in clinical nursing practice can only be understood globally by recognizing the context which surrounds them. This article draws upon a descriptive and exploratory research that explores the concept of three worlds, constructed in a previous study (Freitas, 2007): the world of the school, the clinical world and the professional world. (Read more)

  How do good teachers teach? Bases and values
   María Cristina Martínez, Silvia Branda, Luis Porta

There are certain basis in teaching that already exist before the actual teaching takes place. These bases are not the result of classroom practices or the use of methods or techniques, they are part of the necessary requirements for the act of teaching something to someone. These bases are not the components of a recipe or a set of rules that we have to use mechanically. They are the guidelines, criteria, perspectives, options, points of view that make teaching and learning meaningful. (Read more)

  Group techniques as a methodological strategy in acquiring teamwork abilities by college students
   María Julia Gámez Montalvo, César Torres Martín

From the frame of the European Higher Education Space an adaptation of teaching-learning process is being promoted by means of the pedagogical renewal, introducing into the class a major number of active or participative methodologies in order to provide students with a major autonomy in said process. This requires taking into account the incorporation of basic skills within university curriculum, especially “teamwork”. (Read more)

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