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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2019
This study explored the integration of technical vocabulary into pre-observation conferences and its influence on English teachers' professional learning and discussion in their post-observation conferences. The conceptual framework based on Harvey [2011. "A Sociocultural-Theory-Based Study of the Impact of Mediation During Post-observation…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teacher Educator, 2019
Innovative designs on instructional strategies and activities for teaching English among younger learners were integrated into a language teacher education program in a university in northern Taiwan. This study analyzed 90 pre-service teachers' final projects, questionnaires, and class materials to explore their innovations on English activity…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Learning Activities
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Research Papers in Education, 2019
English teachers' professional identity construction is an on-going process of identification and negotiation of personal self-roles, prior experiences in learning and teaching, and the roles promoted by institutional and social practices. Based on the conceptual framework adopted from Wetzler's (2010) Key Drivers of Teacher Learning, documents,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2018
Language teachers can uncover new understanding of the teaching and learning process through reflecting on critical incidents [Richard, J.C., and T.S.C. Farrell. 2005. "Professional Development for Language Teachers." New¬†York, NY: Cambridge University Press]. Based on the data analysis of workshop handouts, observation notes, and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Critical Incidents Method, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2018
Elementary school English teachers in Taiwan are required to have a formal professional dialogue regularly and engage in purposeful discussions about the curriculum and classroom practice (Ministry of Education. [1998]. "Small-Size Class Plan." http://163.19.62.3/smlass/E983A8E8A888E58A%83.htm). This study used a questionnaire to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Though it is well known that pre-service teachers' field experiences are recognized as key to enhancing teaching practice, Taiwanese pre-service teachers who take "Teaching Methods and Materials" in elementary school's seven areas often complain that they lack field experience. They do not have the opportunity to experience teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mentors, Experienced Teachers
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study analyzed Taiwanese elementary school English teachers' perceptions of, designs on, and knowledge constructed about, differentiated instruction in content in an intensive summer course. Based on the data analysis of surveys, the document, videos, and an interview, the study had the following findings. First, before the intensive summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Current Issues in Education, 2015
This study analyzed 24 pre-service elementary school English teachers' design and delivery of remedial education to the fifth and sixth graders in the collaboration between the university pre-service teacher education program and the local elementary school in a city in northwest Taiwan. The pre-service teachers were encouraged by the elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Remedial Instruction, Grade 5