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Tang, Ying; Hew, Khe Foon – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study examined the usefulness of a mobile instant messaging (MIM) tool to support teaching and learning. Taking a usefulness theoretical perspective, we examined in detail the utility and usability of using WeChat in a postgraduate-level course. Multiple types of data were collected and analysed, including MIM interaction records,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Synchronous Communication, Graduate Students, Usability
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Liu, Laura Blythe; Ye, Juyan – Teacher Development, 2019
Global experiences are a significant form of professional development for teacher education faculty preparing teachers to support twenty-first-century diverse classrooms. This case study examined the international professional development (IPD) experiences of teacher education faculty at a Chinese university as involving personal-professional,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Global Approach, Teacher Educators, Confucianism
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Cheung, Alan; Guo, Xin; Wang, Xiaorui; Miao, Zhuang – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the key factors affecting Mainland Chinese students pursuing a Master of Education degree in Hong Kong on their study abroad decision and return intentions. Design/methodology/approach: The current study employed a mixed-methods approach to investigate factors that affect Mainland Chinese students…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency
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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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Qian, David D.; Pan, Mingwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Politeness has been a source of inspiration for research in pragmatics and inter- and intra-cultural communication. However, the existing literature focusses more on how politeness is realized in the context of first language use. Few studies have investigated the issue related to the use of English by second language learners from varying…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence)
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Towey, Dave; Walker, James; Ng, Ricky – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: Embracing reflective practice and retrospection, with a goal of identifying commonalities, this paper aims to examine delivery of engineering subjects in both traditional higher education (THE) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Design/methodology/approach: Reflections on actions and autoethnography were used to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Engineering Education
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Gan, Zhengdong; Hoi, Cathy; Schumacker, Randall – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been strongly promulgated by an increasing number of education systems internationally, little research is available that investigates students' responses to such AfL innovations, particularly in a Chinese learning context. There is a need to research and evaluate the AfL practices introduced and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Wilson, Katie; Neylon, Cameron; Montgomery, Lucy; Huang, Chun-Kai – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Open access to digital research output is increasing, but academic library policies can place restrictions on public access to libraries. This paper reports on a preliminary study to investigate the correlation between academic library access policies and institutional positions of openness to knowledge. Method: This primarily…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Library Policy, Foreign Countries
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Tamtik, Merli – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and students' decisions regarding participating in K-12 level study abroad programs in Manitoba, Canada. Design/methodology/approach: The study reports on data collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 18 international students and 14 parents. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Hennebry-Leung, Mairin; Gayton, Angela; Hu, Xiao Amy; Chen, Xiaohui – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
The importance of social interaction in a community of practice for promoting effective teacher learning is well established (Johnson & Golombek, 2011; Lave & Wenger, 1991). Research outlines the challenges language teachers experience in transitioning between teacher education programmes and the classroom, particularly regarding the…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Communities of Practice, Language Teachers
Graduate Management Admission Council, 2019
Each month, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys a random sample of individuals who three months prior registered on mba.com--the GMAC™ website for prospective graduate business students. Their survey responses provide an inside look into the decision-making process of people currently considering applying to a graduate…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, College Choice, Educational Demand
Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
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