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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) has attracted interest for over two decades and has been actively re-examined from a variety of perspectives, especially in the field of education. However, limited research has been conducted into the concept of one EFL classroom-based teaching and learning community constituting one CoP. This paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
Valcke, Jennifer, Ed.; Wilkinson, Robert, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017
This book offers a collection of original papers showing how Higher education institutions have coped with changing the language of instruction. It points out that Higher education institutions have undergone radical change in the past decades; of which the shift to English-medium instruction, as well as bi- or plurilingual programmes, is one…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quality Assurance, College Faculty
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Chenault, Krystel H. – College Quarterly, 2017
In this discussion-based article, the author considers the benefits of an in-depth collaborative model for curricular and faculty development, the Japanese lesson study, a method that is largely untested in higher education, though the few instances of its usage have produced promising results. The author examines the barriers to faculty…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Higher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Social Development
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Ito, Hiroshi – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reconsiders active learning (AL) in the context of Japanese higher education. AL encourages students to actively engage with learning, enhancing their generic and employability skills. In Japan, AL has become increasingly popular but lacks a clear definition. AL proponents suggest that it is the use of instructional methods that…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Projects
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Toh, Glenn – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Japanese universities have lately begun to teach academic content in English instead of Japanese. In this article, I examine curricular and ideological issues related to having English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at a Japanese university before examining their links to larger cultural-political forces in Japan, including neoconservative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
Arimoto, Akira – Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2015
Active learning is now gradually being adopted in many universities and colleges in Japan. This follows the release of the 2012 Central Council of Education (CCE) report that emphasized the need to introduce active learning and to reinforce educational management in academia. As a result, one of the most important problems in Japan's higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Field Studies
Huang, Futao – Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2015
A review of recent literature suggests that, although academics in several countries (such as Japan, Korea and Germany) now allocate more of their time to research, service activities and administration than they had in the early 1990s (Teichler, Arimoto, and Cummings, 2013), the majority of university professors still spend the largest proportion…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Time Management, College Faculty, Curriculum Development
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Kurita, Kayoko – International Journal for Academic Development, 2013
This paper describes a strategy for successfully implementing the teaching portfolio in higher education institutions in Japan. The teaching portfolio has gained recognition in Japan in the last few years as an effective instrument for improving and showcasing teaching performance. It is well known that the implementation process is very important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Teaching Methods
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2013
The purpose of this conference (organized by the Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, and the Research Institute for Higher Education, Kurashiki Sakuyo University) was to share major findings from each national survey conducted on higher education in selected Asian countries. The following major issues were addressed: (1)…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Nagatomo, Diane Hawley – Multilingual Matters, 2012
This book contributes to the growing field of EFL teacher identity, which is now recognized to influence numerous aspects of classroom teaching and of student learning. It focuses on an under-researched, and yet highly influential group of teachers that shape English language education in Japan: Japanese university English teachers. In three…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Ogawa, Akihiro – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This paper explores practical strategies that can be used by university teachers to facilitate student-centered, self-regulated learning. My primary objective as a university teacher is to be directly involved in my students' efforts by connecting my teaching expertise with their self-regulated learning process. I have developed a strategic…
Descriptors: Expertise, Learning Strategies, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Student Relationship
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Marinelli, Maurizio – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This article is written in line with the debate on internationalisation in higher education, especially taking into consideration the connections between the rise of East Asia and the need to internationalise the universities in the West. The author focuses specifically on his professional experience as a member of the Expanding East Asian Studies…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
Crandall, JoAnn, Ed.; Kaufman, Dorit, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2002
Content-based instruction (CBI) challenges ESOL teachers to teach language through specialist content in institutional settings. This volume addresses CBI negotiation between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers document and evaluate courses that support the subject discipline and meet the language needs of EFL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content