INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION METHODOLOGY An open access, scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, monthly, fully refereed International journal. CIRWORLD en-US INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION METHODOLOGY 2278-7690 <p>Authors retain the copyright of their manuscripts, and all Open Access articles are distributed under the terms of the&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.</p> <p>The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations. The submitting author is responsible for securing any permissions needed for the reuse of copyrighted materials included in the manuscript.</p> <p>While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.</p> Enabling Students with 21st Century Competency Skills for Delivering Innovation <p>In India, students’ level of learning is measured through their reading, writing and arithmetic abilities. Although prerequisite, but these <em>are not sufficient </em>for excelling as individuals in the 21<sup>st</sup> century, for preparing future leaders within the nation and for expediting growth of a nation into an economic powerhouse. In our view, we need to equip students with a new extended skill set as identified by Partnership for 21st century skills (P21) so that they can apply their academic learning innovatively into new situations for overcoming day-to-today challenges in their lives and in the society. Therefore, a novel Conceptual Research Experience program was introduced at Indus World School in Indore(India), where selected secondary and higher secondary school students underwent research process and were encouraged to be creative, critically think, collaborate and communicate their research findings on a topic ranging from science and commerce to law and humanities. These students not only improved reading, writing and arithmetic abilities, but with better conceptual understanding were able to deliver an innovative solution for a practical problem and disseminate it at an international level, thus creating new opportunities for themselves and for their nation.</p> Sarvjeet Herald Geo George Philip Archna Sharma Poulomi Ganguly ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 8 1 1390 1401 The Factors that Influence the Acquisition of English Language by Yemeni KG2 Students This study will investigate the internal as well as the external factors that influence the acquisition of English language by Yemeni kindergartens (KG2) students. To achieve its objectives, some different activities have been used to find out new styles to teach English language to the children at the age of 4-6 years old at three different kindergartens instruction phases. Findings show that Age and Motivation are the most important factors that affect the learning of a second language  in spite of the fact that there are some other important factors, either internal or external, that affect the learning process. Muneera Yahya Ali Muftah ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 8 1 1402 1410 10.24297/ijrem.v8i1.5601 Calculating the Productivity and Efficiency of an Educational Product: Transposition of Mario Godard’s Method <p>The Office of the educational material’s approval is responsible for approving educational material. The approval process does not include use of the material by students. The productivity of educational products is unknown. The goal of this article is to find a way to calculate the productivity and efficiency of an educational product, to improve it in order to provide a truly effective tool. To do this, we were inspired by the book written by Professor Mario Godard (2010). We will propose ways to measure the productivity and efficiency of an educational product. Finally, we will discuss the difficulties caused by this calculation. RÉSUMÉ. Le Bureau d’approbation du matériel didactique a pour tâche d’approuver le matériel didactique. Cette évaluation ne comprend pas une utilisation par les élèves. La productivité et l’efficience du processus de conception d’un produit pédagogique et l’impact de l’utilisation de ce produit sur la productivité du processus d’utilisation sont inconnus. Ce texte a pour objectif de trouver une façon de calculer la productivité et l’efficience du processus de conception d’un produit et l’impact de l’utilisation d’un produit pédagogique sur la productivité du processus de formation. Pour ce faire, nous nous sommes inspirés du livre du professeur Mario Godard (2010).</p> Judith Beaulieu Mario Godard François Bowen ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 8 1 1411 1419 10.24297/ijrem.v8i1.6070 Written assignments in distance learning and communication with learners as part of the role of the lecturer in the distant education <p>In this paper the authors tried to underline the importance of distance learning as a means of distant education in the contemporary educational system. A literature review which explains why such a survey is very important in terms of this kind of modern learning was implemented.</p> <p>A short revision of some very important past surveys around the topic of distance learning was carried out, especially in terms of the research questions and the methodological approach that past researchers used in order to dig deeper into the topic.</p> <p>Finally, the results of such empirical researches were analyzed and some critical thoughts of the authors are presented.</p> ANDREAS KARAOULANIS VASILIKI KOUKOUSOURI ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2017-11-13 2017-11-13 8 1 1420 1425 10.24297/ijrem.v8i1.6432