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Yasuda, Jun-ichro; Mae, Naohiro; Hull, Michael M.; Taniguchi, Masa-aki – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
In this study, we analyze the systematic error from false positives of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). We compare the systematic errors of question 6 (Q.6), Q.7, and Q.16, for which clearly erroneous reasoning has been found, with Q.5, for which clearly erroneous reasoning has not been found. We determine whether or not a correct response to a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, College Science, Physics
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Fryer, Luke K.; Vermunt, Jan D. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Contemporary models of student learning within higher education are often inclusive of processing and regulation strategies. Considerable research has examined their use over time and their (person-centred) convergence. The longitudinal stability/variability of learning strategy use, however, is poorly understood, but essential to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Fryer, Luke K.; Ginns, Paul; Howarth, Mark; Anderson, Charles; Ozono, Shuichi – Educational Psychology, 2018
Individual differences are theorised as being key predictors of students' lecture attendance. Understanding students' (lack of) motivation for studying is an essential first step in supporting these individual differences and potentially increasing class/lecture attendance. The current study explored the role of students' deficits in motivations…
Descriptors: Attendance, Individual Differences, Student Motivation, Self Concept
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Nagao, Akiko – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study explored how 14 foreign-language writers at a university in Japan changed their genre awareness of discussion genre texts (particularly argumentative essays) during a 15-week systemic functional linguistics course consisting of text-based writing lessons assigned as part of a teaching and learning cycle. To obtain in-depth quantitative…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Fryer, Luke K. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
During the past decade, quantitative researchers have examined the first-year university experience from both variable-centred and person-centred perspectives. These studies have, however, generally been cross-sectional and therefore often failed to address how student learning changes during this transition. Furthermore, research has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Longitudinal Studies, Student Surveys
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Chung, Hyun Sook; Jung, Sun Young; Lee, Jeeyon – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
This study examined how socio-demographic factors related to the levels of cultural and non-cultural prejudice among college students from Korea, China, and Japan. We used data collected from the Asian Value Survey. The main findings are as follows. First, Chinese students showed the lowest levels of cultural and non-cultural prejudice. Second,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Bias, Social Influences
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Irwin, Bradley – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This case study explores the intricate interaction between students' preferences for written corrective feedback and actual teacher feedback practices in a second year academic EFL writing class in a Japanese university. Specific institutional and instructional details establish the context in which written feedback is being provided. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Preferences, Delivery Systems
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Hagley, Eric – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
Extensive graded reading (EGR) was carried out with a cohort of 600 engineering students in a university in northern Japan. Pre-and post-surveys were conducted to discover changes in the general reading habits of students, their attitudes toward the assessment method and how goals changed over the course of study. The first survey was carried out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Engineering Education, Reading Instruction
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Saito, Akihiro; Smith, Michael E. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Higher education is attracting more participation from an increasingly diverse student body. This diversity invites concerns on effective instructional delivery as the extent of students' engagement in learning now varies widely. Anecdotes on students' "undesirable" dispositions in course participation are not uncommon in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Questionnaires
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Harting, Axel – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
This study explores ways of using Facebook as a tool to improve the pragmatic competence of students of German as a foreign language in Japan. Nine students of a textbook-based German class (CFER level A2) voluntarily participated in this blended learning approach, in which they were assigned weekly online tasks aimed at eliciting speech acts…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media
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Dan, Nguyen Linh; Mino, Takashi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Since 2000, and especially during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005-2014), many universities have begun offering educational programmes on sustainability. Over this span, the level and type of diversity among students have only increased. This begs the question: How does university student diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Sustainability, Student Surveys, College Students
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This study explores the internal structure of psychological attributes (i.e., motivation, belief and emotion) related to foreign language reading (FLR) (hereafter FLR attributes) and checks the utility of existing FLR attribute measurements for the specific learner group (i.e., Japanese university students studying English as their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Student Motivation, Beliefs
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Runnels, Judith – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
Since its release in 1979 the TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication) has been consistently and widely used by educational institutions and companies of Japan despite criticisms that it provides little useable information about language ability. In order to both reduce the extreme focus on and also aid with the practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Terhune, N. M. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This paper reports on students' use of face-to-face synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) for oral language learning. It describes a university English language class designed to prepare students for overseas study in which a Skype-based English conversation school was piloted. The study offers analysis of how students used the CMC…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Oral Language
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