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Chen, Shijun; Wang, Jing – English Language Teaching, 2019
Task-based language teaching on the purpose of enhancing students' communicative skills and involving them actively in the authentic context has long been highlighted in recent years in tertiary English language teaching. This paper proposes a framework of task-based teaching approach and language assessment in intensive reading class based on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Cai, Jin; Yang, Harrison Hao; Gong, Di; MacLeod, Jason; Zhu, Sha – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
The flipped classroom has gained much attention for its pedagogical success in higher education. However, continued use of this technology-supported instructional approach has been problematic. To support the success and continuation of flipped classroom implementation, this study employs structural equation modeling techniques to examine the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Zhao, Fang; Zhang, Zhaoyong; Wang, Shasha – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper we investigate the current tensions for pedagogic change in the Chinese higher education system, and explore how the intricate interplay between the stakeholder relationships drives and mediates the system, and impacts on potential pedagogy. To achieve these goals, this study takes an inductive theory-building approach to gather the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
Fang, Fan, Ed.; Widodo, Handoyo Puji, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Although the notion of Global Englishes (GE) has been widely discussed in the literature, few books consider how GE can be translated into educational practice. This book addresses the incorporation of GE into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts.…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Lee, Bonnie K.; Cai, Huixiang – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization of higher education to include international, intercultural, or global components into the delivery of postsecondary education has drawn increasing attention in the last two decades. A globally relevant course focusing on the "Social Contexts of Addiction" engaged students' online interaction at a Canadian university…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Zhen, Zeng – Higher Education Studies, 2019
It's arguable that more involvement of government with centralized policies causes less efficiency on education progresses. The article reviewed documents dedicated to or related to College English (CE), which have been released by Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China (MOE) and other institutions/organizations after 1949. Exploring…
Descriptors: Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Towey, Dave; Walker, James; Ng, Ricky – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: Embracing reflective practice and retrospection, with a goal of identifying commonalities, this paper aims to examine delivery of engineering subjects in both traditional higher education (THE) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Design/methodology/approach: Reflections on actions and autoethnography were used to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Engineering Education
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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries