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Korsager, Majken; Slotta, James D. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
Climate change is not local; it is global. This means that many environmental issues related to climate change are not geographically limited and hence concern humans in more than one location. There is a growing body of research indicating that today's increased climate change is caused by human activities and our modern lifestyle. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Science Education
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Yu, Xia – TESOL Journal, 2014
Textual memorisation is a widely used yet underexplored language practice in foreign language teaching and learning in China. The research addresses the need for a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the practices and beliefs of Chinese learners regarding the use of textual memorisation in foreign language learning. This article reports on…
Descriptors: Memorization, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Tzung-Jin – Science & Education, 2014
Research on students' views on nature of science (VNOS) in Asian countries such as China is notably lacking. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument to measure South China high school students' VNOS. Based on the previously acquired qualitative data, the instrument included seven VNOS dimensions which reflect the crucial aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Test Construction
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Peng, Jian-E. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
Drawing on an ecological perspective, this paper reports on an investigation into the changes in one first-year college student's beliefs about English teaching and learning since his enrollment. These changes in beliefs are part of the empirical findings of a multiple-case study conducted in the Chinese EFL context. Semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Interviews, Data Analysis