Senad Bećirović

Senad Bećirović
International BURCH University

PhD

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September 2014 - present
International Burch University
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Under the influence of digital technologies, the world is continually and rapidly changing. Technological growth significantly affects all spheres of human activity and contributes to the digital transformation of all socioeconomic sectors and institutions, including education systems at all levels. The pandemic caused by the coronavirus, which sud...
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Despite constantly growing, many educational institutions have not been prepared to shift from traditional to online learning environments until the pandemic. Current research aims to examine online students' satisfaction, interactions, internet self-efficacy and self-regulated learning among 210 high school students. The questionnaire has been use...
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The importance of applying cooperative learning and aiming toward an increase in motivation to maximize the effectiveness of the learning process has not sparked an intense research interest in the Bosnian EFL context. Thus, the current study, conducted among 211 high-school participants, explores the impact of gender and grade level on students’ c...
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In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID pandemic, which caused interruptions and delays in many activities, but most importantly, it led to some huge changes in education. Online teaching will prove to be the most commonly used method that should compensate for the inability to work in the classroom and allow the educational...
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In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID pandemic, which caused interruptions and delays in many activities, but most importantly, it led to some huge changes in education. Online teaching will prove to be the most commonly used method that should compensate for the inability to work in the classroom and allow the educational...
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As a core language skill, reading has always occupied a prominent role in the process of language acquisition, with a strategic approach to its development contributing to greater reading competences and better learning outcomes. The present paper, thus, aims to explore variation in strategy use by study field, year of study and university type amo...
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Digital technology has become an essential factor in the process of language learning. This quantitative study investigates the use of technology as well as teacher’s support in the process of technology-based learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) among high school students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The data have been collected by the qu...
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Gifted children with learning disabilities are known as twice-exceptional. Both the identification and the classification of twice-exceptional children are a matter for practical ingenuity, as these children tend to fall upon extremes of a scale, resulting in either the child with both obvious giftedness and a learning disability or in the child wh...
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Learning efficacy can be substantially improved through the frequent use of learning strategies, whose practicality has been confirmed through extensive research. Thus, the purpose of the current study is to contribute to this wealth of research by determining whether learning strategies are significant predictors of students' achievement in learni...
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The current study examined anxiety, neuroticism and extraversion amongst Bosnian high school and university students who were studying English as a foreign language (EFL). By employing the Public Speaking Class Anxiety Scale and the Big Five Inventory (BFI) test, the authors showed that this group of students was characterised by a relatively high...
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The twenty-first century is the century of encounter of the different races, nations, cultures, religions and customs. In the twenty-first century, man is more and more exposed to various influences that leave a trace on the entire sphere of his social life, including education. Given that education systems play one of the key roles in the formatio...
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In the environment of ongoing changes in the theory and methodology of teaching, students have a central role, and their attitudes are essential in improving teaching and learning outcomes. It is believed that a learner's attitude towards learning languages directly determines their success or failure in learning a language. This research aims to e...
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This study aimed at investigating vocabulary learning strategies employed by Bosnian EFL elementary school learners attending the 6 th , 7 th , 8 th and 9 th grade and the effect of gender and grade level on the students' choice of vocabulary learning strategies. Furthermore, it attempted to explore the relationship between vocabulary learning stra...
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During the last two decades, rapid social, political, and economic changes have transformed the structure of society in many countries across the globe (Bećirović & Akbarov, 2015). In the period of globalization and the ever-increasing interconnectedness of people across the world, there is an increased demand for greater multicultural abilities an...
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The aim of this study was to examine foreign language classroom anxiety and motivation to speak in English as a foreign language with respect to gender and grade level as well as their effects on students' EFL performance. The research sample comprised 160 (middle and high school) students. Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) and the S...
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Abstract In education it is important to celebrate all aspects of diversity, including different ways students learn. Addressing these diversities in the classroom is paramount for the success of every student. This research on learning styles may help in explaining the possible reasons for differences in students' achievement. The aim of this stud...
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The development of the Lexical Approach through Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in TEFL has been hindered by disagreement as to the cause of L1 prior knowledge awareness of some lexis. The Lexical Approach theory claims that the most important difference is the increased understanding of the nature of lexis in naturally occurring language, an...
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This study aimed at investigating vocabulary learning strategies employed by Bosnian EFL elementary school learners attending the 6 th , 7 th , 8 th and 9 th grade and the effect of gender and grade level on the students' choice of vocabulary learning strategies. Furthermore, it attempted to explore the relationship between vocabulary learning stra...
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The application of ‘native’ and ‘non-native’ labels to EFL professionals has been influenced by the argument over their discriminatory nature. L1 proponents claim that natives are innate with linguistic competence while non-natives are referred to as second-best. A review of studies investigating the coherence of these terms supported the validity...
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The need for developing critical thinking (CT) has been broadly discussed and its importance acknowledged in a myriad of disciplines. This quantitative study attempts to investigate the level of critical thinking skills as well as the impact of grade level, gender, and nationality on the development of these skills among 279 Bosnian-Herzegovinian a...
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Enhancing intercultural effectiveness through the development of intercultural skills and competencies substantially contributes to establishing a more peaceful and tolerant society, which explains a considerable research interest it excites. The present study aims at investigating how study field, grade-point average (GPA), nationality, gender, un...
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A period of globalisation and the interconnectedness of people across the world has increased the demand for greater intercultural competences among young people in particular. Being interculturally competent entails modifying behaviour in culturally appropriate ways when establishing contact with diverse cultures. The development of this competenc...
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Abstract Being syntactically and semantically fairly complex, conditional clauses are a rather troublesome area in the English grammar, even when the learners’ focus is directed only towards the three basic patterns. In spite of English language learners’ prolonged exposure to these constructions, major errors are still detected in their productio...
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The importance of learning English as a second or foreign language has been globally recognized, as its presence is plainly evident in diverse areas, in the area of business and science in particular (Schütz, 2005). Thus, as a global lingua franca, the English language is taught as the first foreign language in non-English-speaking countries around...
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With the number of world Englishes steadily increasing, the impact of ‘core’ English varieties is weakening. However, the influence of two varieties, namely standardised American English and standardised British English, seems to be dispersed across all areas, in particular across peripheral varieties. Due to the difference in their demographic wei...
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Despite its importance being acknowledged in a plethora of studies, developing reading strategies appears absent from many classrooms, which justifies a considerable research interest in this topic. The present study aims to investigate how gender, nationality, and grade point average affect the frequency of the usage of different types of reading...
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The twenty-first century is the century of encounter of the different races, nations, cultures, religions and customs. In the twenty-first century, man is more and more exposed to various influences that leave a trace on the entire sphere of his social life, including education. Given that education systems play one of the key roles in the formatio...
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This study aimed at investigating the effects of grade level and gender on the process of foreign language learning among high school students. The participants were 125 male (69.7%) and 81 female (39.3%) high school students attending different grades in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research showed that there is a statistically significant differen...
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As human beings, we are aware of the constant changes that world is experiencing rather rapidly. Technology has an important impact on our present and very likely on our future as well. The population flow is increasing, caused by different reasons such as jobs, family, better future outlook etc. As a person moves, so their culture changes, willing...
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The aim of this research was to examine how university type, nationality, GPA, gender and grade level affect the cross-cultural sensitivity of students at tertiary level of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The revised and updated Inventory of Cross-Cultural Sensitivity (ICCSv2) was utilized for data collection. It contains four subscales: cultu...
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The paper explores the representation of the human in William Blake´s poetry. In order to grasp depiction of humankind in all its depth, a number of constructs in close relation to the human image are being investigated including the role and nature of God, nature, animal world, as well as the place and illustration of the world of children and adu...
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A variety of different factors seem to have an influence on both second language learning difficulties as well as learning strategies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of different socio-economic status and grade point average on learning strategies and learning difficulties in second language acquisition (SLA) process. A 5-p...
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The aim of this research was to examine how university type, nationality, GPA, gender and grade level affect the cross-cultural sensitivity of students at tertiary level of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The revised and updated Inventory of Cross-Cultural Sensitivity (ICCSv2) was utilized for data collection. It contains four subscales: cultu...
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Being notably absent from many classrooms and largely unaware of by many language learners, metacognitive reading strategies have attracted a keen interest of scholars and have been extensively researched in very diverse contexts. Thus, the primary goal of this research is to determine the overall usage of different types of metacognitive reading s...
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Willingness to communicate (WTC) has recently been extensively investigated in the field of language study, especially in second language acquisition studies and communication studies. Studies suggest that WTC is an important tool that can facilitate language learning. Hence, the aim of instructors when teaching a language should be to increase the...
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This study deals with the research into the relationship between gender, motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. A good command of English is of paramount importance for an individual to be successful in numerous aspects of life such as professional, personal and educational. The aim of this research was to determine h...
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This study deals with the investigation of motivation and achievement of students learning English as a second language across different age. The sample of this research consists of 210 students aged ten, fourteen, and eighteen. In order to collect data on learners' motivation, an adapted questionnaire consisting of 44 statements, constructed by Sc...
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In this article we presented the theoretical view of Socrates' life and his method in teaching. After the biographical facts of Socrates and his life, we explained the method he used in teaching and the two main types of his method, Classic and Modern Socratic Method. Since the core of Socrates' approach is the dialogue as a form of teaching we exp...
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Abstract The aim of this paper is to introduce drivers of lifelong learning and to emphasize its importance in modern life. Developed economies throughout the world are driven more by knowledge and globalization than were economies of even the recent past. European economies of the 20th century were largely driven by manufacturing and the need to i...
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Learning a second language has great benefits in the academia and the business world. Especially learning English is a crucial factor in upward mobility around the world. The media have become a major component in learning English. The media, with television, mobile phones, computers, and the internet can provide more exposure to English language a...
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In today’s globalised world mono-cultural societies have been gradually disappearing. A trend towards the creation of multicultural societies began in the 1960s. New multicultural societies were forced by the virtue of new conditions to engage themselves with others. A number of international institutions adopted documents that became the backbone...
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The aim of this paper is to introduce drivers of lifelong learning and to emphasize its importance in modern life. Developed economies throughout the world are driven more by knowledge and globalization than were economies of even the recent past. European economies of the 20th century were largely driven by manufacturing and the need to industrial...
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This article presents some of the main results from the research about development of talented students in mathematics. The research is focused on identification, analysis, and interpretation of all or most factors in the family environment that contribute to development of mathematical talent. The research results reveal the specific methods, acti...
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OBRAZOVANJE BOŠNJAKINJE I NJENA DRUŠTVENA ULOGA U VRIJEME OSMANSKE UPRAVE NA PROSTORU DANAŠNJE BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE Education of Bosniak Woman and Her Social Role during the Ottoman Rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina Author(s): Senad Bećirović Published by: Gazi Husrev-begova biblioteka Summary/Abstract: Education is the most important social activity...
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Social changes have an enormous impact on education systems. Changes in society and the rapid technological development in recent decades have necessitated the reform of educational system. The social role of teachers, as well as their responsibilities and obligations have significantly altered. The scope of work and responsibilities of teachers ha...
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In today's globalized world mono-cultural societies have been gradually disappearing. A trend towards the creation of multicultural societies began in 1960s. Migration, the impact of globalization and modern technology played decisive role for the creation of multicultural societies. For instance, new multicultural societies were forced by the virt...

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This article presents some of the main results from the research about development of talented students in mathematics. The research is focused on identification, analysis, and interpretation of all or most factors in the family environment that contribute to development of mathematical talent. The research results reveal the specific methods, actions, strategies, and other variables of the home environment that influence and affect development of mathematical talent. The revealed principles involved in the educational development of talented students will allow parents and educators to improve, modify, and develop new strategies of dealing with talented students in an attempt to enhance their outstanding development. This research is very important from scientific, social, and practical aspects. Parents, teachers, administration, policy makers, and the entire society have to support identification and development of talented students because of their remarkable contribution to science, culture, technology, and welfare of the society in general.