ESP, English for special purposes, is a new development of College English teaching in China,which is helpful for the future development of students’ language skills and future career. But because of the unsystematic ESP teaching pedagogy and insufficient theoretical supports, there are many problems which affect the teaching efficiency of ESP courses. In this paper, the author firstly gives the literature review of the research on the Linguistic Economics and introduces the teaching practice of the ESP courses in China. Finally, from the perspective of linguistic economics, the author analyses the problems which affect the teaching efficiency and proposes several pieces of suggestions with the purpose to facilitate the ESP teaching practice and improve the teaching. The paper tries to explore the new ways of improving the teaching efficiency of the ESP courses, but due to the limitations of the research ability, it is far too enough to elaborate the issues clearly, more issues need to be addressed in the coming research.
Effects of Gender on Emotional Intelligence and Professional Development In Secondary School Teachers (Published)
The study was focused to determine the effect of gender on emotional intelligence and professional development in male and female secondary school teachers. The objectives of the study were, i) Finding the psychometric properties of the scales used in the study. ii) Comparing male and female secondary school teachers on the variable of emotional intelligence iii) Comparing male and female secondary school teachers on the variable of professional development. The research study was co-relational and comparative study with survey type. The sample consisted of 200 secondary school teachers (100 male and 100 female teachers). The questionnaires were based on five point Likert Scale. Once the data was selected, it was presented and tabulated. The data was analyzed using statistical tools i.e. percentages, mean scores, standard deviations, correlation and t-test scores. The item total correlation and inter-scale correlation coefficients suggested that both scales and their sub-scales are also strongly and significantly correlated to each other at 0.01 levels of significance. Some major findings of the research study indicated that female secondary school teachers were more emotionally intelligent and professionally developed than male secondary school teachers. Both variables emotional intelligence and professional development seemed to correlate with gender significantly at 0.01 levels. High mean scores on female secondary school teachers indicated high level of emotional intelligence and professional development and low mean scores on male secondary school teachers indicated low level of emotional intelligence and professional development as compared to females.
Keywords: Educational Management, Educational Planning and Leadership, Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Human Resource Management, Professional Development, Secondary Schools Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Strategies
Influence of Teachers’ Variables for the Utilization of Fieldtrips for Environmental and Social Studies Instruction in Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana (Published)
This study examined the influence of teachers’ variables for the utilization of fieldtrips for Environmental and Social Studies instruction among Colleges of Education in the Northern regions of Ghana. Three research questions were formulated to achieve the research objective. As such, the study used a descriptive research design, administered questionnaires and solicited opinions through interviews. Twenty (20) Environmental and Social Studies tutors were sampled from the seven (7) Colleges of Education in the Northern regions of Ghana. The result of the findings indicated that tutors in the study area do use fieldtrips in the teaching of Environmental and Social Studies. However, there are a number of challenges militating against their frequent use of fieldtrips in the teaching and learning process such as the large nature of the classes they handle, insufficient time for the organization of fieldtrip, financial constraint, and lack of support from college administration for fieldtrips, limited available transportation, and the risk associated with fieldtrips. Based on the findings, recommendations were made that tutors should be orientated on the use of fieldtrips through attendance at seminars, workshops and conferences and that government through Teacher Education Division of Ghana Education Service should support Environmental and Social Studies tutors in Colleges of Education financially for improved efficiency on their use of fieldtrips to promote effective teaching and learning. Lecture time table should be flexible to allow tutors to organize fieldtrips in their respective Colleges to bring about effective teaching and learning.
Keywords: Fieldtrip. Environmental and Social Studies, Learning of Environmental and Social Studies, Selection of Fieldtrips Locations, Teaching Strategies, Teaching of Environmental and Social Studies, Utilization of Fieldtrips
Teaching Strategies on Global Language (Review Completed - Accepted)
In this article, I will discuss some advantages and disadvantages of Teaching and learning are the two sides of a coin. The most accepted criterion for Measuring good teaching is the amount of student learning that occurs. There are consistently high correlations between students’ ratings of the “amount learned” in the Course and their overall ratings of the teacher and the course.
Skills and knowledge are not separate, however, but intertwined. In some cases, knowledge helps us recognize the underlying structure of a problem. For example, even young children understand the logical implications of a rule like “If you finish your vegetables, you will get a cookie after dinner.” They can draw the logical conclusion that a child who is denied a cookie after dinner must not have finished her vegetables. Without this familiar context, however, the same child will probably find it difficult to understand of which the cookie rule is an example. Thus, it’s inaccurate to conceive of logical thinking as a separate skill that can be applied across a variety of situations. Sometimes we fail to recognize that we have a particular thinking unless it comes in the form of known content.