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The Influence Of Teaching Metacognitive Reading Strategies On The Reading Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Iranian Efl Learners: An Experimental Study, Ali Taghinezhad Dec 2015

The Influence Of Teaching Metacognitive Reading Strategies On The Reading Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Iranian Efl Learners: An Experimental Study, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of teaching metacognitive reading strategies on the reading self-efficacy beliefs of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 90 upper-intermediate students (50 females and 40 males) were selected in several English language institutes in Shiraz, Iran. A pre-test of reading and a pre-test of reading self-efficacy beliefs were administered to the students to make sure about the homogeneity of their reading ability and their reading self-efficacy beliefs. They were then divided into experimental and control groups based on their scores. Therefore, 49 students were in control group (22 females and ...


Investigating The Impact Of Teaching Listening Comprehension Strategies On The Improvement Of Listening Comprehension Ability Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad Sep 2015

Investigating The Impact Of Teaching Listening Comprehension Strategies On The Improvement Of Listening Comprehension Ability Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

This study aimed at investigating the influence of teaching listening comprehension strategies on the improvement of listening comprehension ability of Iranian EFL learners. In doing so, 80 upper-intermediate students were chosen to take Interchange Placement Test. The students were divided equally into two groups: experimental group and control group. They were given a strategy use questionnaire. According to the results of the study, the experimental group showed higher levels of proficiency in comparison with the control group after receiving instruction. Therefore, it was concluded that teaching listening comprehension strategies can play a major role in the improvement of listening comprehension ...


On The Role Of Learning Styles Components (Objective Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, And Active Experimentation) On Students’ Mathematics Performance, Ali Taghinezhad Aug 2015

On The Role Of Learning Styles Components (Objective Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization, And Active Experimentation) On Students’ Mathematics Performance, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

The present study tries to explore the effect of learning styles on the mathematical performance of secondary school students. In addition to environmental and individual variables, learning styles are also influenced by culture and gender. To this end, a descriptive correlational procedure was followed. The sample consisted of 300 individuals, half being males and half females. Cluster sampling was utilized as a part of this investigation. To assess the learning styles of the students, Kolb's learning style questionnaire [19] was utilized. In this study, we utilized the first semester grades of the students in the academic year 2012-2013 in ...


On The Relationship Between Motivational Goal Orientations And Academic Achievement Among Iranian Students, Ali Taghinezhad Jan 2015

On The Relationship Between Motivational Goal Orientations And Academic Achievement Among Iranian Students, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

ABSTRACT Recent studies about achievement motivation mostly focus on individuals’ goals in academic situations which might affect educational behaviors and students’ academic achievement outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motivational goal orientations and academic achievement of high school students of Shiraz, Iran. In total, 835 high school students of Shiraz participated in this study. The participants filled in the Inventory of School Motivation. The Grade Point Average (GPA), mathematics and English final exam scores of the students were gathered. The data were analyzed through Pearson correlation coefficient. The analysis of the data indicated that ...


Investigating Learners' Grammatical English Relative Pronouns Through The Interactionist Model Of Dynamic Assessment Based On A Sandwich Format, Ali Taghinezhad Jan 2015

Investigating Learners' Grammatical English Relative Pronouns Through The Interactionist Model Of Dynamic Assessment Based On A Sandwich Format, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

ABSTRACT The present study is an attempt to investigate the effect of the interactionist model of dynamic assessment on the learners' grammatical knowledge of English relative pronouns through a sandwich format. To this end, 60 learners from Navid Language Institute in Shiraz, Iran were randomly selected; and also were assigned into two homogeneous groups. In this study, 30 learners were from the teenager department and the rest were from the adult department. Then, the three aspects of a sandwich format through the interactionist model of dynamic assessment (DA) were conducted in both departments. The independent sample t-test was used to ...


Syllabus Design And Needs Analysis Of Students In Educational System, Ali Taghinezhad Jan 2015

Syllabus Design And Needs Analysis Of Students In Educational System, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

Abstract A syllabus is a plan showing the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam. There are various syllabuses available for different purposes. This article represents the classification of syllabuses regarding different authors' views and perspectives. The aim of this article, after depicting available syllabuses, is to state that in order to have the most useful syllabus in education, one which results in the best learning outcome for the students, the educational system should take its selection principles based on students' needs.


A Comparison Of Educational Self-Regulation Strategies And Cognitive Failures In Students Afflicted With Dysgraphia And Normal Students, Ali Taghinezhad Dec 2014

A Comparison Of Educational Self-Regulation Strategies And Cognitive Failures In Students Afflicted With Dysgraphia And Normal Students, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

This study seeks to compare educational self-regulatory strategies and cognitive failures in students afflicted with dysgraphia and normal students. This research is a comparative study based upon the case-witness methodology. The research study of this study included all the male students between 9 to 12 years old with and without dysgraphia disorder in Tehran in the academic year 2014-15. The subjects of the study included 30 male students between 9 to 12 with dysgraphia disorder in Tehran selected through multistep cluster sampling and 30 normal students selected based on the cloning method (in terms of age, educational base, soci-economic status ...