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Li, Yanhong; Yang, Harrison Hao; MacLeod, Jason – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The constructivist smart classroom learning environment is quickly emerging as an alternative classroom model that integrates active learning with advanced technology to improve learners' socialization and achievement. This research examines pre-service teachers' (n = 462) preferences toward this learning environment, as well as the predictive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Virtual Classrooms
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Lee, Ka Wai; Cheung, Rebecca Y. M.; Chen, Ming – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The present study investigated preservice teachers' self-efficacy in classroom management involving students with symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A total of 137 Chinese preservice teachers were randomly presented with one of four vignettes involving a student character with ADHD symptoms, with manipulations including…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Ha, Minsu; Wei, Xin; Wang, Jian; Hou, Dan; Nehm, Ross H. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The goal of our study was to examine a large (>400), cross-sectional sample of Chinese pre-service biology teachers (PBTs) in order to document their evolution acceptance levels, evolution knowledge, and evolutionary reasoning patterns. This approach was taken in order to better understand the degree to which particular evolutionary reasoning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology
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Bamberger, Annette; Morris, Paul; Yemini, Miri – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
We explore the role of neoliberalism within portrayals of internationalisation in higher education (HE). Through an analysis of four features of internationalisation, we suggest that they embody a complex entanglement of neoliberal categories and assumptions with other, primarily progressive humanitarian ideals. This framing of…
Descriptors: International Education, Neoliberalism, Cross Cultural Studies, Higher Education
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Jiao, Li; Xueli, Li; Xiujuan, Shi; Song, Jia; Jie, Xu; Lixia, Lv; Wenzhuo, Yang; Lei, Xu – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
For medical students, we combine the laboratory practice with clinical applications by developing biochemical and molecular biology experiments. In this experiment, students first collect their own buccal epithelial cells by a noninvasive mouthwash method. Then, they extract genomic DNA and perform polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Science Experiments, Medical Students
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Lau, Ying; Fang, Lue; Cheng, Ling Jie; Kwong, Ho Keung Dennis – Educational Psychology, 2019
The study aimed to investigate the direct effect of volunteer motivation on social problem-solving ability, self-efficacy, and mental health and examine the mediating effects on volunteer motivation and mental health by testing social problem-solving ability and self-efficacy. We examined a hypothetical model that integrates the concepts of…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Motivation, Social Problems, Problem Solving
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Liu, Wei – Journal of International Students, 2019
It is generally agreed that participating in study abroad programs, even short term, has positive impacts on students. But what would be the impact of an "education abroad" opportunity for staff members in international education? Reported in this paper is a 3-month professional development program in a Canadian university for 52…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Academic Advising, Outcomes of Education
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Yuan, Rui – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
This paper reports on a comparative study that investigates English language teacher educators' ideal identities from the dual perspectives of language teachers and teacher educators in China. Drawing on data from focus and individual interviews, the findings of the study reveal a range of identities such as 'practical expert,' 'model' and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Professional Identity, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bai, Barry; Song, Huan; Zhang, Qian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
Opportunities for high quality teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) are considered scarce in Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In addition, there seem to be few sustainable outcomes of teachers' CPD. The present study aimed to address English teachers' dissatisfaction with their own CPD in China. With some…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Styles, Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education
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Chen, Yuan; Peng, Jing – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
This brief article reports on a professional development programme aiming to provide professional training and support to EMI teachers in a university in China. Drawing on interview data with five participants, the findings show that the programme improved the teachers' self-efficacy by guiding teachers to think about the nature of EMI and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Self Efficacy
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Treshchevsky, Yuri; Igolkin, Ivan; Shatalov, Maksim – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the possibilities and potential barriers on the path of internationalization of the educational services market through development of the system of remote education. Design/methodology/approach: In order to determine the influence of development of the system of remote education on the process of…
Descriptors: International Education, Distance Education, Barriers, Educational Development
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Tian, Lin; Liu, Nian Cai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Tendencies to marketization and privatization in higher education, along with other factors, have challenged the idea of higher education as a public good in many countries over the years. China has experienced this situation to some extent. During the last 20 years, this has triggered various discussions on higher education and public good(s) in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Altruism
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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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Lau, Kwok Hung; Jin, Qian – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate if team personality composition has any effect on group work performance of undergraduate students in China. Design/methodology/approach: Using a questionnaire based on the Big-Five framework to collect data on personality traits, this study investigated whether in the Chinese education setting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Teamwork, Personality Traits
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D'Souza, Clare; McCormack, Silvia; Taghian, Mehdi; Chu, Mei-Tai; Sullivan-Mort, Gillian; Ahmed, Tanvir – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: Curricula is developing from a pure knowledge-based outcome to a more skill-based outcome, with the objective of creating and advancing competencies that meet employer expectations. While the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand organisations to change practices and adapt to sustainable goals, there is a lack of understanding…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Competency Based Education, Employer Attitudes, Administrators
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