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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated how English learners at a university in Japan perceive connections with students in the US through an educational social network platform, called Edmodo. The instructor of English at the Japanese university cooperated with a Japanese language instructor at an American university and they incorporated Edmodo into their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians, North Americans
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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
Sunaga, Kazuyuki – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of my study is to research information literacy that university students and school teachers expect to acquire for themselves and to teach their students in Japan. Examining the questionnaire conducted to them, they are willing to acquire skills to identify their task, to read information, and to present the result of task. However, they…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Questionnaires
Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2016
This study describes an attempt of using an educational social networking platform, which is called Edmodo, for English language learning outside classrooms at tertiary level. Considering the notion of communicative competence, the instructor incorporated Edmodo into his English classes as a project which is a formal assignment. In the project,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
Wood, David John – Online Submission, 2015
Despite the stream of directives about improving students' English communicative ability from the Japanese Education Ministry since 2003 [1-4] significant development has remained elusive. One obstacle to communication (as an individual and a cooperative faculty) is the inflexible "one-size-fits-all" philosophy of commercial textbooks…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), College Students, Foreign Students
Wood, David John – Online Submission, 2014
This study aims to establish if the same strong motivational power that using students' own photos as a stimulus for Japanese college students learning to write English indicated in the preceding study of the same title will be sustained in their follow-up course. The same thirty Japanese college freshmen English majors of similar ability studying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Wood, David John – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess student response to teaching English for written communication in a Japanese university context by using students' own photographs instead of textbooks. Thirty Japanese college freshmen English majors of similar ability studying writing receive monthly assignments to use their own photographs to write about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Koshino, Makoto; Kojima, Yuki; Kanedera, Noboru – Online Submission, 2013
Educational materials of embedded systems are currently used in many educational institutions. However, they have difficulties in arousing the interest of students. One of the reasons is that a poor CPU (central processing unit), which has been loaded in the current materials, cannot execute the multimedia processing. In order to make the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Multimedia Materials, Computer System Design
Mifsud, Mark C. – Online Submission, 2012
There is a considerable body of literature on research on environmental knowledge, attitude and action. A lot of research has occurred on the primary and secondary school populations and the general population. However, much less emphasis has been placed on studies that concern post-compulsory education students in the range from 16 to 18 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Knowledge Level, Attitudes
Doman, Evelyn – Online Submission, 2012
Few, if any, researchers would deny the existence of the developmental stages of language learning. However, there are questions about the applicability and the importance of the stages in pedagogy. Up to this point, these questions regarding the ESL (English as a second language) stages have never been addressed in a Japanese post-secondary…
Descriptors: Evidence, Developmental Stages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Kawamura, Mimpei; Kobayashi, Yasutaka; Morioka, Shu – Online Submission, 2012
In recent years, it has been reported that WM (working memory) is concerned with word generation, but many points regarding the relationship between the individual differences of WM capacity and the patterns of word generation remain unclear. This study is to investigate these unclear points by using three types of word fluency task with different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Short Term Memory, Japanese
Vikas, Om – Online Submission, 2012
Globalization has put countries in competitive and collaborative mode. Underdeveloped nations are in catch-up phase, developing nations are in competitive phase and the advanced nations are in commanding phase with respect to certain technologies. Innovation--Technological, Business and Education--is imperative for sustainable socio-economic…
Descriptors: Innovation, Creativity, Engineering Education, Technical Education
Oshio, Atsushi – Online Submission, 2012
Previous research has indicated that dichotomous thinkers have stereotypic and rigid views of others. This study focuses on the world-view of dichotomous thinkers from the perspective of entity vs. incremental theory. Study 1 explored the relationship between dichotomous thinking and the IPTM (implicit person theory measure) (Dweck, Chiu, &…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Stereotypes, World Views, Theories
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Pring-Valdez, Anacleta – Online Submission, 2012
Curriculum is a crucial component of any educational process. Curriculum development and instructional management serve as effective tools for meeting the present and future needs of the local and national communities. In trying to strengthen the quality assurance system in Philippine higher education, institutions of higher learning were mandated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Allied Health Occupations Education
Takashi, Kawanabe – Online Submission, 2011
The present study aims at exploring university students' knowledge of sound, especially their understandings of sound phenomena taught in formal science classrooms at junior high school. The participants are 30 university students attending literary courses. They were selected because they were considered to have had few opportunities to formally…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Acoustics, Physics
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