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Imai, Yoshiro; Imai, Masatoshi; Moritoh, Yoshio – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper presents trial evaluation of a visual computer simulator in 2009-2011, which has been developed to play some roles of both instruction facility and learning tool simultaneously. And it illustrates an example of Computer Architecture education for University students and usage of e-Learning tool for Assembly Programming in order to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Programming
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Mizumoto, Atsushi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Researchers, especially in the field of educational psychology, have argued that self-efficacy plays an important role in self-regulated learning. As such, teaching of self-regulated learning often focuses on enhancing self-efficacy. However, few studies have examined how the process of self-regulated learning might lead to the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
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Lanciano-Morandat, Caroline; Nohara, Hiroatsu – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Since the late 1980s, the production of PhDs has become a much-discussed political issue, and the reforms and tensions surrounding this category of graduates have gathered momentum. Vocational fields and the contents of PhD education have evolved everywhere, partly because, as academic competition has intensified, the American "graduate…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Chemistry, Science Careers, Qualitative Research
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Kobayashi, Futoshi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Japanese college students (N = 18) aspiring to become English teachers in junior or senior high schools studied several examples of educational games and created their own English games as an assignment during the last two weeks of an educational psychology course. Results indicated (1) a significant increase between pre- and post-…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Kobayashi, Yoko – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
The era of Asia has been felt in foreign language education in Japan, with more and more youth reportedly opting to study Chinese and Korean as the second foreign language. The shift in popularity, from European to Asian languages, not only reflects the societal demand for the institutional rearrangement of academic staff but also stirs teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Korean
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Aizawa, Kazumi; Iso, Tatsuo –, 2013
The present study aims to demonstrate how the estimation of vocabulary size might be affected by two neglected factors in vocabulary size tests. The first factor is randomization of question sequence, as opposed to the traditional high-to-low frequency sequencing. The second factor is learners' confidence in choosing the correct meaning for a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Computer Assisted Testing, Scores, Multiple Choice Tests
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Yonesaka, Suzanne M.; Tanaka, Hiroya – TESL-EJ, 2013
Japan's government has mandated a shift from traditional to communicative methodologies in secondary English classrooms (Tanabe, 2004), but it is unclear whether this has affected student beliefs about language learning. This study investigates the beliefs of 315 incoming university students at a large private university in Japan from 2006 through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lockley, Thomas – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Speaking self-perceived communication competence (SPCC) is a construct with many potential implications for foreign language learning, but one that has been little studied. SPCC itself is a major predictive factor in willingness to communicate, a construct which has been widely conceptualised and researched. This study (N = 103) used a repeated…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Accuracy, Language Proficiency
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Benson, Stuart; Fischer, Danielle; Geluso, Joe; Von Joo, Lucius – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
In recent years, a number of studies have been conducted with regard to communication strategy training and performance on communicative tasks (Lam, 2009; Nakatani, 2010; Naughton, 2006). This study aims to add to the literature by examining how two strategies, clarifying/confirming and extending a conversation, and two methods of teaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Strategies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Noguchi, Takanori; Demura, Shin-ichi; Shimada, Shigeru; Kobayashi, Hidetsugu; Yamaji, Shunsuke; Yamada, Takayoshi – World Journal of Education, 2013
This study compared the growth and development of the physique and physical fitness of young Japanese males who belong to sports clubs and those who did not based on longitudinal data obtained over four years. Physique and physical fitness tests were administered to 253 healthy male technical college students four times from the 9 to 12 grade.…
Descriptors: Males, Team Sports, Physical Fitness, Foreign Countries
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
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Barrs, Keith – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
In language learning contexts a primary concern is how to maximise target language interaction both inside and outside of the classroom. With the development of digital technologies, the proliferation of language learning applications, and an increased awareness of how technology can assist in language education, educators are being presented with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Sato, Masatoshi; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2012
In this paper, both a cognitive and a sociocultural theoretical perspective are used to bring together findings from two studies that investigated the effects of instruction designed to enhance the potentially positive effect of peer interaction on L2 development. Despite differences between the studies' learning contexts, participants' age, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Immersion Programs, Metalinguistics, Grade 3
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Though Japan has established one the largest higher education systems in Asia much earlier than most of the other Asian countries and some European countries, including the UK, Germany and France, except for a very few Japanese books and articles, little research has been published in Japan on this topic. This article will address the research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Change
Burrows, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study is a quasi-experimental, longitudinal investigation into the role that extensive reading and reading strategies play in the cultivation of reading self-efficacy. Conducted over the course of one academic year, how changes in reading self-efficacy translate into changes in reading comprehension was examined. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading, Reading Strategies
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