A study of English teachers and students' perception about the differences between annual and semester system of education at postgraduate level in Mardan

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This research study tried to seek the perception of English teachers and students' about the differences between Annual and Semester system in terms of students' learning strategies at postgraduate level. A public sector university in Mardan (established in February 2009) provided the researchers a population who were new to Semester system and who had been seeking education in Annual system before joining it. In order to achieve the objective of the study, a questionnaire was distributed among a randomly selected 120 students having experience of both the educational systems, and interviews with 10 teachers were conducted to record their perception towards both systems of education. The analysis of the data got from both the tools showed that there was found a significant difference between Annual and Semester system in terms of students learning strategies. In Annual system students used to get ample time to master the target subjects, whereas in Semester system, the students had to synthesize the subjects and were not only made to undergo rigorous evaluation in terms of both intellectual and emotional growth. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Khattak, Z. I., Ali, M., Khan, A., & Khan, S. (2011). A study of English teachers and students’ perception about the differences between annual and semester system of education at postgraduate level in Mardan. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 15, pp. 1639–1643). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.345

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