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Deng, Yang; Kelly, Gregory J.; Deng, Shili – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Scientific writing is related to the practice of communicating scientific knowledge. This study treats scientific writing as a social practice, taking as its premise the notion that participating in related activities such as reading, peer evaluation, and discussion would positively affect the competence of students' scientific writing, by…
Descriptors: Influences, Undergraduate Students, Peer Evaluation, Technical Writing
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Peng, Yuanzhen – English Language Teaching, 2019
Faced with the rapid development of Internet, it has become not inconvenient to be immersed in English environment. This paper attempts to explore the cultivation of non-English major students' English autonomous learning ability. Some practical strategies have been proposed based on observations over genuine English teaching and learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonmajors
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Cai, Honggai – English Language Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of continuation writing on the usages of the second language in the argumentative writing. The research questions in this study are as follows: 1) Whether the language application of the second language learner exists in coordination with the reading text; 2) Whether the continuation writing…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computational Linguistics, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Kissau, Scott; Davin, Kristin; Wang, Chuang; Haudeck, Helga; Rodgers, Marion; Du, Lixia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In response to the critical shortage of foreign language teachers internationally, school districts around the world are employing a variety of recruitment strategies, including conducting international searches. While these strategies may help to fill foreign language teacher vacancies, they lack a strong research base, as little is known about…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Language Teachers, Career Choice, Second Language Learning
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Liu, Cui – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The university-city relations are changing along with the engagement of universities in public service beyond teaching and research and the dependence of cities on networks rather than enclosure to promote urban competitiveness. Taking China as an example, this article discusses the challenges and tensions of university-city interaction in the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Dai, Yun; Lu, Stephen; Liu, Ang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Based on a two-year ethnographic study of global virtual teams (GVTs) (n = 323) in a technology-enhanced global course among six universities (i.e. U.S., China, South Korea, Germany, Israel, and India), this paper presents "how and in what ways" the participating students made sense of and constructed understandings about the interactive…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Tsai, Shu-Chiao – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The implementation of interactive courseware within a task-based learning (TBL) approach was conducted for English Writing for Business to Chinese students in an applied foreign languages department housed in a university of technology. The development of the interactive courseware is based on Mayer's multimedia learning theory, which allows…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Courseware, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Huang, Fang; Teo, Timothy; Zhou, Mingming – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This article explores Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' attitudes toward technology use and the factors that influence their technology acceptance. A qualitative study was conducted with data obtained from semistructured, in-depth interviews of 14 university teachers from six provinces. The interview data revealed that Chinese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Zulfiqar, Salman; Sarwar, Binesh; Aziz, Saira; Ejaz Chandia, Khurram; Khan, Muhammad Kaleem – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Although research on entrepreneurial attitude and intention has received so much attention from scholars, only few studies have investigated the effect of value, usefulness, and pleasure associated with business simulation games, and how these values affect students' attitude and intention toward entrepreneurial activities. In this study,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Simulation, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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Liu, Huiying – English Language Teaching, 2019
An action research (AR) was implemented to see if the proposed Task-based CLIL model is effective in achieving the dual goals of content and language learning among Chinese education majors. A questionnaire and a focus group interview were conducted to collect data from the students to see how they perceived the model with their own experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Content, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bu, Yuhua; Han, Xiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The image of backbone teachers has long informed the modern-era Chinese educational system. Backbone teachers play leadership and modeling roles in school-based groups of teachers focusing on research, lesson planning, and grade development. China's New Basic Education (NBE) reform, which differs from previous Chinese reforms, aims to…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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To, W. M.; Tang, Margaret N. F. – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored the antecedents of students' intention to participate in computer-based course evaluation. The study proposed an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that integrated subjective norm and perceived relevance into TAM. Based on the responses from 149 business school students in Macao, the study identified the direct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Computer Attitudes
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Xie, Heping; Mayer, Richard E.; Wang, Fuxing; Zhou, Zongkui – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Providing single-modality cueing (either visual cueing or auditory cueing) in multimedia lessons does not consistently improve learning outcomes. In 3 eye-tracking experiments, some students learned an onscreen lesson with an oral explanation of graphics and then took a posttest on the material (no cues group). Across all 3 experiments, students…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Prompting, Visual Stimuli, Auditory Stimuli
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