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Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Yang, Hsiu-Chuan – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this paper was to explore high-school (grades 10-12) technology teachers' attitudes toward nuclear energy and their implications to technology education. A questionnaire was developed to solicit 323 high-school technology teachers' responses in June 2013 and 132 (or 41%) valid questionnaires returned. Consequently, the following…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Nuclear Energy, Technology Education
Hadas, Michael – Online Submission, 2011
Individual difference factors of personality typology and learning style preference and their effect on second language acquisition have been the focus of several prominent SLA theorists over the past twenty-five years. However, few articles have demonstrated how individual learner difference research can be applied within a classroom by second…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Instructional Design, Speech Communication, Second Languages
Mizuno, Masao – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study is to investigate how cooperative learning approach supports teachers to design an effective teaching for promoting the students learning to construct knowledge in practice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods such as surveys and case studies were employed for data collection. A High School which challenges face…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Education, Cooperative Learning
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
Kavanaugh, Debbie – Online Submission, 2009
Spanning multiple subjects and age groups, U.S. students rate poorly while Japanese students rate highly when subject to international testing. Japanese children complete twice as much homework as their U.S. counterparts and sometimes attend school on Saturdays. The literature review looks at motivation in both U.S. American and Japanese students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Asian Culture, Student Motivation, High School Students
Yoriko, Iida – Online Submission, 2008
This paper will examine English education, especially with regards to speaking and communications in Japanese middle and high schools using the theory of Language acquisition described by Lightbown and Spada. Firstly the study will speak about cases of English Education in Japan and after that, it will review Lightbown and Spada's theory. Finally,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
Matsuda, Toshiki – Online Submission, 2008
NIER (National Institute of Educational Research, 2004) survey revealed that the most common attitude of Japanese high school students to mathematics is that "it is not useful in daily life but must be learnt for entrance examinations". It was also clarified that only 3.2 percent of mathematics teachers use computers in their classes.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
Ball, Daniel – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the foreign language curricula in Japanese high schools for the purpose of gaining insight into alternative views of foreign language education. Teachers, administrators, and staff at two high schools in Miyagi Prefecture were interviewed. Teachers were asked about testing, placement procedures, standards,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers