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ERIC Number: EJ1007186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1446-0017
Group Supervision and Japanese Students' Successful Completion of Undergraduate Theses
Yamada, Kiyomi
Education Research and Perspectives, v40 n1 p30-57 2013
This paper explores, from a sociocultural perspective, the nature and functions of "zemi" or seminars in which Japanese undergraduate students received group supervision for research and thesis writing. The study also investigates how the "zemi" contributed to completion of their theses. It was found that the "zemi" provided contexts for teaching and learning in which, via assigned tasks, formal teaching, oral presentations and discussions, students acquired new knowledge and skills for undertaking research and completing a thesis. The solidarity, friendship and close bonds which were built among the members of the zemi motivated and encouraged them to achieve their goals. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan