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Jung, YeonJoo; Kim, YouJin; Lee, Hikyoung; Cathey, Robin; Carver, Julie; Skalicky, Stephen – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Recently, second language (L2) instruction has benefitted from the development of instructional technology such as synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC). The present study was conducted to investigate learner perception of the effectiveness of SCMC interactions for L2 learning and building intercultural competence. Students (n = 55)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Predictor Variables
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Kumasaki, Mieko; Shoji, Takuro; Wu, Tsung-Chih; Soontarapa, Khantong; Arai, Mitsuru; Mizutani, Takaaki; Okada, Ken; Shimizu, Yoshitada; Sugano, Yasuhiro – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
"Manga" are graphic novels that are considered to have the potential to effectively convey concepts and engage readers. The efficacy of "manga" has been validated for chemical safety education to students in three universities in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. Students were asked to examine a photo to identify hazards and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Science
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Ho, Felix M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This Forum article addresses some of the issues raised in the article by Ying-Syuan Huang and Anila Asghar's paper entitled: "Science education reform in Confucian learning cultures: teachers' perspectives on policy and practice in Taiwan." An attempt is made to highlight the need for a more nuanced approach in considering the Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Filiz, Sevil; Benzet, Aycan – World Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching foreign languages via flipped classrooms, in which the typical elements of a course are reversed, has been a popular pedagogy recently as the modern digital technology is flourishing unprecedentedly. The aim of this study is to review a selected sample of 50 studies on flipped classroom instruction in foreign language education published…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Lin, Chia-Hui; Akita, Kiyomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese kindergarten teachers' perspectives about clean-up time. The participants consisted of two female American kindergarten teachers in the southeastern US, two female Japanese kindergarten teachers on the main island, and two female Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The advancement of computer technologies has brought a plethora of technological innovations in educational settings. It is no exception in teacher training and education programmes around the world as the growth of professionalism has made the distance doctoral programmes possible for mid-career English language teaching (ELT) practitioners. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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Afzali, Parichehr; Shabani, Somayeh; Basir, Zohreh; Ramazani, Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Mobile phones are becoming more acceptable toolkits to learn languages. One aspect of English language which has been subject to investigation in mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) is vocabulary. This study reviewed some of the studies conducted in various contexts on the effect of MALL on vocabulary learning. We investigated some of the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thou√ęsny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yamada, Shoko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
This paper explores the convergence and divergence in the discourses and practices of comparative education in Japan, North America, and Greater China. Research demands, institutional settings, and social and historical background determine the nature of the research discussed and practiced in each place. Some particular patterns were identified…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Manifold, Marjorie Cohee, Ed.; Willis, Steve Ed.; Zimmerman, Enid, Ed. – National Art Education Association, 2016
Globalization is blurring the lines between once clearly defined groups of people, making cultural sensitivity more important than ever. Culturally sensitive art education can cultivate the ability for students to empathize with and care about others, but until now, few guidelines have existed to help art educators bring together those from…
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Relevance, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Wu, Yen-Chun Jim; Shen, Ju-Peng; Kuo, Tsuang – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the holistic picture of sustainability curricula in Asian higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Content analysis was conducted based on Asian management education for sustainability in higher education. Online courses arrangement, teaching methods, instructors' educational background and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Content Analysis, Administrator Education
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Son, Ji-Won; Lo, Jane-Jane; Watanabe, Tad – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper investigates how the selected three East Asian countries--Japan, Korea, and Taiwan-- introduce and develop ideas related to fractions and fraction addition and subtraction compared to the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics and EngageNY. Looking at curricular approaches used across countries can provide a better picture of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction