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Chan, Zenobia; Ho, Simone – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
A rubric is both an assessment and an evaluation tool that is widely adopted in education. However, little is known about good and bad practices in rubrics by either students or educators in nursing education, as well as in Asian higher education in general. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the views of students and educators on…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, College Faculty
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Lee, Bonnie K.; Cai, Huixiang – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization of higher education to include international, intercultural, or global components into the delivery of postsecondary education has drawn increasing attention in the last two decades. A globally relevant course focusing on the "Social Contexts of Addiction" engaged students' online interaction at a Canadian university…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Choi, Peggy Hiu Nam; Cheung, Siu Yin – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2019
One of the sports for the Special Olympics is snow-shoeing. In Hong Kong training for this sport occurs in the sand and is called sand-shoeing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a sand-shoeing training program (STP) of the Special Olympics Hong Kong (SOHK). Two hundreds and thirty-two Grade 1 to 12 special school students with intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Athletics, Training
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Wan, Shui Lan – Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Critical thinking has gained much attention in many countries over the past few decades; however, there is no clear definition of what it is due to the richness in meaning of the term 'critical thinking' and the ambiguity of the word 'critical'. In spite of this, many scholars had contributed their conceptions of critical thinking, in which…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Definitions
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Hall, Nathan C. – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
In contrast to a burgeoning research literature on the role of emotions in learning and instruction in Western culture, research on how emotions impact student and teacher development in Asian countries is lacking. The present paper reviews seven publications included in the 2019 Special Issue of The Asia--Pacific Education Researcher examining…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Asians, Role, Teacher Attitudes
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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mak, Pauline; Wong, Kevin M. – ELT Journal, 2018
Portfolio assessment (PA) is promulgated as a useful tool to promote learning through assessment. While the benefits of PA are well documented, there is a lack of empirical research on how students' self-regulation can be effectively fostered in writing classrooms, and how the use of PA can develop students' self-regulated capacities. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Homer, Ryan; Hew, Khe Foon; Tan, Cheng Yong – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This paper reports the findings of a field experiment that gamified the classroom experience of elementary school ESL students by implementing digital badges-and-points which students could earn by achieving specific behavioral and learning goals. Altogether, 120 children in eight different classes participated in this study. Four of the classes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Recognition (Achievement), Educational Games
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Chen, Yan; Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This paper focuses on code-switching (CS) in postcolonial (P-C) classrooms (e.g. Africa, Asia and Asia-Pacific) where the use of English has increased not only as a subject matter, but also as the language of instruction across all subjects. CS, a common behaviour among bilinguals and polyglots, refers broadly to the alternation between two or…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Language of Instruction
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Bhowmik, Miron Kumar; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Hue, Ming-Tak – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
School participation rates in Hong Kong are acknowledged to be high but not always for the city's ethnic minority students. Case study was used to portray the 'out of school' phenomenon for ethnic minority students at a secondary school in Hong Kong through the experiences of one such ethnic minority student. Morshed, a Pakistani student,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Interviews
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Trent, John – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper reports the results of a qualitative study that examined the perspectives of one group of teacher educators and pre-service teachers about a teaching internship in Hong Kong. Reflecting recent interest in both a practice turn in pre-service teacher education as well as teacher identity construction, the study uses in-depth interviews to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Teacher Educators
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Cheung, Derek – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Individual interest in school science lessons can be defined as a relatively stable and enduring personal emotion comprising affective and behavioural reactions to events in the regular science lessons at school. Little research has compared the importance of different factors affecting students' individual interest in school science lessons. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Parent Attitudes