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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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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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
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
Corcoran, Dolores – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009
Lesson study is a form of teacher professional development that is intrinsic to the Japanese educational system in first and second level schools and in teacher education. Lesson study has been credited with the success of Japanese pupils in international comparative tests of mathematics achievement (Stigler and Hiebert, 1999). It is gaining…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elective Courses, Foreign Countries