Journal Educational Verkenning https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev <p><strong>Journal Educational Verkenning ISSN 2709-622X</strong> covers all research areas in education such as Collaborative learning, College, Comparative education, Compulsory education, Management education, Women education, Educational management, Teacher education, Population education, Vocational education, Value education, Psychological education, Moral education, Philosophy of education, University systems, E-learning, Library and etymology, Board of education, Textbook, Educational counseling, Educational technology, Education theory, Educational experiences, Special education, School curriculum, Curriculum theory, Academic disciplines.</p> en-US Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:53:56 +0700 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The degree of practicing effective communication skills among teachers of learning disabilities in English language from their point of view https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/126 <p>The study aimed at identifying the degree of practicing effective communication skills among teachers of learning disabilities in English language from their point of view. The study used the descriptive approach and designed a questionnaire to collect data. The study population consisted of all (60) teachers of LDs in English language in public schools in Irbid Governorate. The sample of the study was (20) teachers, who were chosen by the random method. The results of the study showed that the degree of practicing effective communication skills by teachers of LDs in English language was high from their point of view. In light of the results, the researcher recommended increasing the activation of the use of effective communication skills for teachers and school administrators</p> Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh Copyright (c) 2021 Journal Educational Verkenning http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/126 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0700 Issues in Designing English for Islamic Studies Courses https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/128 <p>Undergraduate students majoring in Islamic Studies in Saudi Arabia need to take an English-for-Specific-Purposes (ESP) course each year of the B.A. program. The material for all four courses was developed in-house by a group of instructors at those colleges. An examination of the course material in general and reading texts, in particular, revealed many weaknesses. It was found that each course material consists of 6 units, each of which consisting of a reading text, few vocabulary items and their dictionary definition and comprehension questions. Vocabulary exercises required the students to fill in the blanks with the words that were defined or to look up the meanings in the dictionary. English passages were simply a literal translation of Arabic sentences rather than connected discourse. The texts lacked cohesion, coherence, and an organizational structure. No devices signaling the text structure and no transitional words between sentences and paragraphs were used. Ideas are abstract, vague and have insufficient details. Stories had no theme, no setting, and no sequence of events.&nbsp; The passages lacked the stylistic features of English texts. Although the students are required to translate the same reading passages, translation skills and techniques were not mentioned.&nbsp; English for Islamic Studies courses need to be re-designed by a team of subject-matter, curriculum design and native English language experts. Discourse structure, stylistic features, register and specific reading and vocabulary skills should be taken into consideration in the course design. A model for designing English for Islamic Studies courses is provided.</p> Reima Al-Jarf Copyright (c) 2021 Journal Educational Verkenning http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/128 Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0700