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Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – TESL-EJ, 2019
The use of peer assessment has been investigated for decades. However, the results of different studies are mixed. In this study, the implementation of peer assessment was attempted to assess students' reading aloud and oral presentation in two higher diploma/associate degree English language courses in Hong Kong. Students' opinions towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Kataoka, Shin; Mochizuki, Takako – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Fluent speakers of a target language choosing to enrol in beginner-level courses at tertiary institutes could be considered unfair. In this paper, however, based on data obtained from in-depth qualitative interviews with 12 students at a Hong Kong university, we show that fluent speakers of Japanese -- a widely-spoken foreign language in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Zou, Di; Xie, Haoran – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Just-in-time teaching and peer instruction are two student-centred approaches that have been widely employed in various science subjects but seldom in language classrooms. This research proposed a flipped learning model through technology-enhanced just-in-time teaching and peer instruction and investigated the effectiveness of this model in…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ma, Qing – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Language learners can now access language learning information anywhere and anytime with handheld mobile devices connected to unlimited online information. Searching the meaning of unknown language items encountered online may be the first step for language learning to take place. Making good use of e-dictionaries and dictionary apps is a key…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
Siu, Fiona Kwai-peng – Online Submission, 2018
Different approaches have been used to teach EFL students summary writing, including a genre-based approach (Chen & Su, 2012), implementing key words and question generation (Chou, 2012), and automatic scaffolding and concept mapping (Yang, 2015). This study aims to explore the effectiveness of another approach--one that might be more…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Generalization
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Vyas, Lina; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, Mainland China has witnessed a massive outflow of students to higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In the context of an up-surge in Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, this research aims to explore (1) why Mainland Chinese students choose to study in Hong Kong over other higher education systems, (2)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Chen, Hsueh Chu – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study (a) conducted a feature analysis of the spoken data of Chinese university students in pronunciation, grammar, and discourse, (b) investigated the contributions of the discrete linguistic features to the perceptual ratings on foreign accent, comprehensibility, delivery, and general language use. Ten university learners were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Cheung, Tsz Yan; Fok, Lincoln; Cheang, Chi-Chiu; Yeung, Chi Ho; So, Wing-Mui Winnie; Chow, Cheuk-Fai – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The problem of plastic wastes is serious nowadays worldwide, although plastic wastes recycling is already in practice. To promote sustainability in plastic waste recycling, the quality of wastes collected should be maintained well, resulted from a good recycling practice. This paper aims to study a new plastic recycling bin (PRB) and…
Descriptors: Recycling, Plastics, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment)
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Jing Jing, Ma – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
One of the key aims of formative assessment in higher education is to enable students to become self-regulated learners (Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick, 2006). Based on Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick's (2006) framework, this exploratory study investigates which formative assessment practices proposed by them were used by one college EFL writing teacher to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Self Control, Case Studies
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Leung, Kui Chiu Issic; Lee, Chun Yeung – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
By considering the example of proving the triangle postulate, this study aimed to explore Hong Kong preservice and novice teachers' knowledge competencies and their beliefs about preformal and formal proofs. The findings revealed that such teachers are not proficient in using preformal proofs and do not realize that preformal proofs are a useful…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Fong, Shirley S. M.; Chu, Samuel K. W.; Lau, Wilfred W.F.; Doherty, Iain; Hew, K. F. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of incorporating wiki technology in an undergraduate biostatistics course for improving university students' collaborative learning, approaches to learning, and course performance. Methodology: During a three year longitudinal study, twenty-one and twenty-four undergraduate students were recruited by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Study, Statistics
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Pounder, James S.; Ho Hung-lam, Elizabeth; Groves, Julie May – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
There is now a worldwide focus on the quality of university teaching and yet there is general dissatisfaction in universities with the student evaluation of teaching system. Peer observation of teaching seems to hold much promise in the assessment of teaching quality, but such observation pays little attention to the quality of teaching as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lee, Cynthia; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Ip, Tiffany – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Computer technology provides spaces and locales for language learning. However, learning style preference and demographic variables may affect the effectiveness of technology use for a desired goal. Adapting Reid's pioneering Perceptual Learning Style Preference Questionnaire (PLSPQ), this study investigated the relations of university students'…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Cognitive Style, Higher Education
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Chen, Wei-Wen – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined the relationships among filial piety, goal orientations, and academic achievement among Chinese students. A survey of 336 university students in Hong Kong was carried out to collect information on their filial piety beliefs, goal orientations and grade point averages. Structural equation modelling indicated that reciprocal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Correlation
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Busiol, Diego – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This study examined Hong Kong university students' perception of general help-seeking and seeking of professional help. Thirty-two students, aged from 25 to 46 years were interviewed. A grounded theory approach was adopted. The results indicated four domains to categorise culture-influenced factors: attitudes towards speaking, relational concern,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Help Seeking
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