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Zhan, Ying; Wan, Zhi Hong – English Language Teaching, 2016
In the field of second language learning motivation, the studies on process-oriented nature of possible L2 selves are scarce. In order to address this research gap, this study explored how a group of five Chinese non-English-major undergraduates developed their possible L2 selves during the transition year from high school to university. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Zhan, Ying; Wan, Zhi Hong – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
This study aimed to understand the reflective practice of 23 Chinese student teachers in learning communities (LCs) during their practicum in a Confucian heritage culture. The reflective levels of the student teachers and the factors that mediated the effects of LCs on their reflective practice were explored using journals and post-journal…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Confucianism, Practicums, Student Teachers
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Zhan, Ying; Wan, Zhi Hong – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
This study examines how the revised College English Test Band 4 (CET-4) influenced Chinese non-English major undergraduates' out-of-class English learning practices over time, by following two informants in one university from the day they began their college English learning to the day they knew their results in the target examination. In total,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling – Science Education International, 2013
Teaching nature of science (NOS) is beginning to find its place in science education in China. This exploratory study interviewed twenty-four Chinese science teacher educators about their conceptions of teaching NOS to pre-service science teachers. Although five dimensions emerged, this paper mainly focuses on reporting the findings relevant to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Wei, Bing; Zhan, Ying – Research in Science Education, 2013
Drawing from the phenomenographic perspective, an exploratory study investigated Chinese teacher educators' conceptions of teaching Nature of Science (NOS) to pre-service science teachers through semi-structured interviews. Five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension, "NOS content to be taught to pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Zhan, Ying – Science & Education, 2013
Drawing from the phenomenographic perspective, this study investigated Chinese science teacher educators' conceptions of teaching nature of science (NOS) to preservice science teachers through two semi-structured interviews. The subjects were twenty-four science teacher educators in the developed regions in China. Five key dimensions emerged from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Wong, Siu Ling; Yung, Benny Hin Wai – Science Education, 2011
Teaching nature of science (NOS) is beginning to take root in science education in China. This exploratory study interviewed 24 science teacher educators from economically developed parts of China about their conceptions of teaching NOS to prospective science teachers. Five key dimensions emerged from the data. This paper focuses on the dimension…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers