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Lopez-Alvarado, Julio – Online Submission, 2017
In this paper, a practical course for listening, speaking, reading and writing was designed using authentic video material. The aim of this paper is to offer tools to the TEFL teacher in order to design new course materials using video material. The development procedure is explained in detail, and the underpinning main theories are also…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Video Technology
Fedorov, Alexander; Livitskaya, Anastasia – Online Submission, 2015
The article analyzes the results of the international survey "Synthesis of Media Literacy Education and Media Criticism in the Modern World," conducted by the authors in May-July 2014. 64 media educators, media critics, and researchers in the field of media education and media culture participated in the survey, representing 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Criticism
Sexton, Steven – Online Submission, 2015
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
Alawdat, Maha – Online Submission, 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Dunham, Nicola – Online Submission, 2012
The argument that de-contextualized deficit approaches to academic literacies were ineffective (Lea, 2004; Northedge, 2003), has led to expectations that New Zealand Higher Education institutions embed academic literacies within programmes and courses (Tertiary Education Commission, 2010). This paper reports on the use of a teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Literacy, College Freshmen, Computer Science Education
Doherty, Iain – Online Submission, 2011
Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
White, E. J. – Online Submission, 2011
The genesis for this paper lies in the problematic nature of assessment practice, as a central authorship activity, for early childhood education teachers. This paper draws on dialogic philosophy to explore this challenge based on a doctoral investigation of a very young child (White, 2009) and the strategic means by which she reveals and conceals…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Wang, Ru-Jer – Online Submission, 2010
With the current trend that universities around the world have gradually stepped into higher education systems of popularization, there has been more diversity in universities; hence it has become necessary to increase the transparency of university governance. Since that university classification or university ranking is a powerful mechanism to…
Descriptors: Universities, Governance, Research, Financial Support
Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; McNaughton, Stuart; Kuin Lai, Mei – Online Submission, 2009
This paper examines language development of Samoan students in bilingual contexts in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In the absence of valid and standardized assessments tools in Samoan, one was designed to test reading comprehension and oral language development for Samoan students using common narratives as a base. For reading comprehension, the tool…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
Tanaka, Koichi – Online Submission, 2007
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to investigate features of Japanese students' contact with the target language (English) outside the classroom in a study abroad context. (Methodology) The participants in this study were 29 Japanese students taking general English courses, for 12 weeks, at two private English language schools in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Study Abroad, Limited English Speaking
Walker, John – Online Submission, 2003
The TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) sector in New Zealand is rapidly developing into a major educational service industry. Despite their growing national importance, little is known about the performance of the English language centres (ELCs) that constitute the industry. This study investigated levels of client…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction