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Addressing The Falling Interest In School Science In Rural And Remote Areas Using Experiments And Science Fairs, Neil Anderson, Lyn Courtney, Ruth Zee, Karim Hajhashemi Mar 2014

Addressing The Falling Interest In School Science In Rural And Remote Areas Using Experiments And Science Fairs, Neil Anderson, Lyn Courtney, Ruth Zee, Karim Hajhashemi

Karim Hajhashemi

This paper reports on outcomes from the ‘CYScience’ project which was developed and used in North Queensland, Australia. This mainly ‘hands-on’ approachincludes teacher professional development, a Science Fair and a CYScienceexperiment kit, consisting of many of the components required for the completion of the experiments outlined in the manual. There is also a website where information about theproject and resources such as videos can be accessed. The prime motivation for development of the project was to contribute to addressing the problem of falling levels of interest in studying science in the state and nation’s student group, particularly in rural ...


The Use Of Personal Pronouns: A Comparison Between Iranian And Malaysian Dyads, Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz, Kamariah Abu Bakar, Karim Hajhashemi Jan 2014

The Use Of Personal Pronouns: A Comparison Between Iranian And Malaysian Dyads, Seyed Yasin Yazdi-Amirkhiz, Kamariah Abu Bakar, Karim Hajhashemi

Karim Hajhashemi

The present paper is part of a larger study which comparatively examined the collaborative discourse of two Iranian and two Malaysian dyads. The members of the dyads were all female and of the same English language proficiency. Core findings of the study on the typology and the frequency of the pronouns used by the participants in the course of eleven sessions of collaborative writing are reported. The content analysis of their pair talk for pronouns indicated that Iranian participants tended to use “I” and “you” considerably more than their Malaysian counterparts, whereas Malaysian participants were found to have a stronger ...


Online Learning: Increasing Learning Opportunities. International Conference On Education And Social Sciences (Intcess 14), 3-5 February, 2014 (Pp. 239-246), Istanbul, Turkey. Isbn: 978-605-64453-0-9, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson, Cliff Jackson, Nerina Caltabiano Jan 2014

Online Learning: Increasing Learning Opportunities. International Conference On Education And Social Sciences (Intcess 14), 3-5 February, 2014 (Pp. 239-246), Istanbul, Turkey. Isbn: 978-605-64453-0-9, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson, Cliff Jackson, Nerina Caltabiano

Karim Hajhashemi

Internet and networked technologies have expanded delivery mode opportunities in education. In recent years, many universities have offered either predominantly online courses or online learning platforms embedded within traditional modes of on-campus and face-to-face learning. Online learning has thus developed into a priority within modern educational facilities and has grown significantly both in Australia and other countries. To consider the connection between student learning and effective integration of technology, this study provides an overview about the requirements for learning in a modern society. It will discuss current reforms in higher education to accommodate a new generation of digital Australians and ...


Tech-Assisted Language Learning Tasks In An Efl Setting: Use Of Hand Phone Recording Feature, Alireza Shakarami, Hassan Khajehei, Karim Hajhashemi Jan 2014

Tech-Assisted Language Learning Tasks In An Efl Setting: Use Of Hand Phone Recording Feature, Alireza Shakarami, Hassan Khajehei, Karim Hajhashemi

Karim Hajhashemi

Technology with its speedy great leaps forward has undeniable impact on every aspect of our life in the new millennium. It has supplied us with different affordances almost daily or more precisely in a matter of hours. Technology and Computer seems to be a break through as for their roles in the Twenty-First century educational system. Examples are numerous, among which CALL, CMC, and Virtual learning spaces come to mind instantly. Amongst the newly developed gadgets of today are the sophisticated smart Hand phones which are far more ahead of a communication tool once designed for. Development of Hand phone ...