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Popa, Elena – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2019
This paper investigates how an introductory philosophy course influences the moral and political development of undergraduate students in a Liberal Arts university in Central Asia. Within a context of rapid changes characteristic of transitional societies--reflected in the organization of higher education--philosophy provides students with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is an activity in which language teachers should have ongoing and sustained involvement. There are many ways in which language teachers can pursue professional development, and reading journals is one of these ways. This article reports on a survey of 465 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals, largely drawn from…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Periodicals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Agrawal, Anand; Rajapakse, Damith C. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to check the veracity of educators' apprehensions about peer assessments by comparing them with the actual peer assessment scores. It also explores the levels of satisfaction and current usage of peer assessment tools among educators. Design/methodology/approach: The first phase of this study aims at providing…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Satisfaction, Evaluation Utilization
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Lin, Warangkana; Lee, Moosung; Riordan, Geoff – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This study aims to illuminate how professional interactions among teachers form different types of teacher leadership in schools, which, in turn, shape different levels of teachers' involvement in activities related to their professional learning community (PLC). To investigate certain patterns of teachers' interactions that contribute to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Advanced Placement Programs, Social Networks, Faculty Development
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the practice of extensive reading (ER) in the Asian context. One hundred and nineteen L2 teachers in Asia responded to an online questionnaire that probed into their reasons for implementing ER, the difficulties they encountered, and their perception about the effectiveness of different ways of…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aryadoust, Vahid – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
This study adapts Levels 1 and 2 of Kirkpatrick's model of training evaluation to evaluate learning outcomes of an English as a second language (ESL) paragraph writing course offered by a major Asian university. The study uses a combination of surveys and writing tests administered at the beginning and end of the course. The survey evaluated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Bretag, Tracey; van der Veen, Robert – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Short-term overseas study tours serve as a means of developing students' global competencies. The authors conducted pre-departure and post-return focus groups with three groups of students at an Australian university who had participated in short-term study tours to Asia to explore their motivations for participating and their self-reported…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Motivation, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction
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Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize findings from studies of principal instructional leadership conducted in five East Asian societies. The authors first identify similarities and then differences in approaches to instructional leadership across the societies. Then the findings of the synthesis are compared with broad findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Global Approach
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, College Faculty
Maynard, Brandy R.; Solis, Michael R.; Miller, Veronica L.; Brendel, Kristen E. – Campbell Collaboration, 2017
Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools have positive effects on cognitive and socio-emotional processes, but do not improve behavior and academic achievement. The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools has been on the rise. Schools are using MBI's to reduce student stress and anxiety and improve socio-emotional…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Intervention, Cognitive Ability
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Cogent Education, 2017
There is a growing body of literature about the qualities of professional teacher educators (TEs) and their impact on preparing professional teachers. However, English Language Teaching (ELT) research has fallen behind in this regard, despite the fact that different programs worldwide suffer from different limitations, due to certain aspects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Walker, Allan; Lee, Moosung; Bryant, Darren A. – Educational Psychology, 2016
The Learner Profile (LP) frames International Baccalaureate (IB) learning outcomes across the three programme levels and, as such, plays a key role in measuring the success of the rapidly growing number of IB schools in the Asia-Pacific Region. Our aim was to develop an instrument to measure the IBLP and validate the instrument through a series of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Advanced Placement Programs, Profiles, Advanced Students
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Grainger, Peter; Christie, Michael – Teaching Education, 2016
Asia literacy is a growing concern of the Federal Government in relation to the development of an Asia literate workforce. Despite 30 years of funded initiatives, the thought of teaching about Asia is a daunting one for pre-service teachers. This is due to the lack of Asia foci in university pre-service courses and complicated by the definition of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students, Literacy
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Castro, Paloma; Woodin, Jane; Lundgren, Ulla; Byram, Michael – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Internationalisation is high on the agenda of higher education institutions across the world. Previous research on national and local policies surrounding this phenomenon has identified different discourses of internationalisation which may have an effect on practices such as student mobility. In order to understand better the role of student…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Higher Education, International Education, Study Abroad
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Power, Robert; Cristol, Dean; Gimbert, Belinda; Bartoletti, Robin; Kilgore, Whitney – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The impact of targeted professional development activities on teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy with mobile learning remains understudied. Power (2015a) used the Mobile Teacher's Sense of Efficacy Scale (mTSES) survey instrument to measure the effects of a mobile learning themed professional development course on teachers' confidence with and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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