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Tang, Joni Tzuchen; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study was designed to determine if language acquisition can occur in a virtual situation in the absence of explicit instruction. After spending 1 year establishing a virtual community, the authors observed and analyzed interpersonal interactions and the development of Chinese communication competence, communication models, and interaction…
Descriptors: Action Research, Chinese, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Arya, Diana; Maul, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The United Nations' declaration on climate change education in December 2014 has sparked a renewal of policies and programs initiated during the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (DESD, 2005-2014), aimed at promoting awareness, understanding, and civic action for environmental sustainability within learning communities…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Climate, Change, Secondary School Students
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Miller, Kari Knutson; Gonzalez, Amber M. – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
This paper examines outcomes associated with participation in short-term, international internship experiences. Results suggest short-term international internship experiences contribute to rich personal and professional development outcomes. Findings highlight participant challenges associated with initial internship experiences, professional…
Descriptors: Child Development, Internship Programs, Faculty Development, Experiential Learning
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Arya, Diana J.; Parker, Jessica K. – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2015
Global efforts to prepare young developing minds for solving current and future challenges of climate change have advocated interdisciplinary, issues-based instructional approaches in order to transform traditional models of science education as delivering conceptual facts (UNESCO, 2014). This study is an exploration of the online interactions in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Climate