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Chang, Ben; Lu, Fang-Chen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Social media can benefit English as a foreign language (EFL) learning, but learners need a deliberate approach to pursue deeper learning. To this end, the aim of this study was to design a prewriting activity using a mobile-based concept map to assess participants' writing performance in different aspects of writing. The designed prewriting…
Descriptors: Social Media, Prewriting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Over the recent decades, much empirical evidence has shown the benefits of problem-based learning (PBL) over traditional teacher-centred pedagogy. However, research on problem-based learning (PBL) has focused more on students' learning outcomes and less on what it might take for teachers to implement it, especially in primary school and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 5
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Chen, Chien-Hsu; Chou, Yin-Yu; Huang, Chun-Yen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
Computer hardware and mobile devices have developed rapidly in recent years, and augmented reality (AR) technology has been increasingly applied in mobile learning. Although instructional AR applications have yielded satisfactory results and prompted students' curiosity and interest, a number of problems remain. The crucial topic for AR…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Concept Mapping
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Chin, Erh-Tsung; Lin, Yung-Chi; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
Teachers' inquiry-based mathematics teaching (IBMT) competence is often acquired and developed through participation in professional development programs (PDPs), but researchers have not established an effective method of assessing teachers' performance in this area. Moreover, the definition of IBMT, and the relationship between teachers'…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
The globalization trend has raised various issues in the field of English language teaching (ELT) for both language teachers and learners (Norton, "TESOL Quarterly" 31(3):409-429, 1997). Since the reality of English as an international language (EIL) has started to emerge, the traditional native speaker (NS) and non-native speaker (NNS)…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsai, Yi-Rung; Tsou, Wenli – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
The goal of this study was to explore English instructors' application of accommodation strategies under English-Mediated Instruction (EMI) in English as a lingua franca context of higher education in Taiwan. English instructors' verbal discourses with regard to various types of strategies during instruction were documented and examined. The…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Su, Yi-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
The aim of this study was to explore Taiwanese college students' conceptions of and approaches to learning computer science and then explore the relationships between the two. Two surveys, Conceptions of Learning Computer Science (COLCS) and Approaches to Learning Computer Science (ALCS), were administered to 421 college students majoring in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Science