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Arimoto, Akira – Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2015
Active learning is now gradually being adopted in many universities and colleges in Japan. This follows the release of the 2012 Central Council of Education (CCE) report that emphasized the need to introduce active learning and to reinforce educational management in academia. As a result, one of the most important problems in Japan's higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Field Studies
Huang, Futao – Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2015
A review of recent literature suggests that, although academics in several countries (such as Japan, Korea and Germany) now allocate more of their time to research, service activities and administration than they had in the early 1990s (Teichler, Arimoto, and Cummings, 2013), the majority of university professors still spend the largest proportion…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Time Management, College Faculty, Curriculum Development
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Hamada, Akira – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
Three experiments examined whether the process of lexical inferences differs according to the direction of contextual elaboration using a semantic relatedness judgment task. In Experiment 1, Japanese university students read English sentences where target unknown words were semantically elaborated by prior contextual information (forward lexical…
Descriptors: Inferences, Lexicology, Task Analysis, Educational Experiments
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Horiba, Yukie; Fukaya, Keiko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
This study examined the effect of reading goal, topic-familiarity, and language proficiency on text comprehension and learning. English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students with high and low topic-familiarity read and recalled a text. Some were told in advance to expect a recall task in a particular language--the first language (L1) or second…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Familiarity, Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation
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Adamson, John; Coulson, David – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2015
We investigate translanguaging (i.e. the co-use of first and second languages) in a Content and Language Integrated Learning course, as a pragmatic means to promote the skill of young university students in extended critical academic writing. We aimed to prepare new undergraduate students (n = 180) for courses where partial English-medium…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsuchiya, Keiko; Pérez Murillo, María D. – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has been widely implemented in educational systems in Europe since the mid-1990s based on their multilingual education policy. CLIL integrates acquisition of subject knowledge with language learning, either a second or foreign language, simultaneously. Recently, CLIL in English has been introduced in…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Language Planning, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Carrie Jia-Li; Oga-Baldwin, W. L. Quint – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
Much of the research on assessing and comparing teacher education has focused on schools of education in westernized contexts. While teacher training programs in East Asia have received comparatively less attention than those in North America, Europe, and Australia, they may also offer practical insight through their similarities and differences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study
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Shin, Kimie; Nakagami, Masafumi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to examine the effect of the first-year class in Japanese universities on developing students' self-efficacy. An analysis of the class design based on the theory of self-efficacy implies that such courses are primarily intended to develop students' self-efficacy by putting them through enactive mastery experiences. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Cooperative Learning
Gotoh, Yasushi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The purpose of this study is to use the Analytic Hierarchy Process in order to identify how frequency of media use in daily life affects decision-making in media choice. 276 university students took part in this research, They were asked to prioritize their ways of obtaining information about current affairs using sets of media such as TV, books,…
Descriptors: College Students, Access to Information, News Media, Television
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Fryer, Luke K.; Ozono, Shuichi; Carter, Peter; Nakao, Kaori; Anderson, Charles J. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
In numerous Asian-Pacific tertiary contexts--students' chosen department not-with-standing-- second-language study is a requirement for both entry level and graduation. A practice by which Second Language motivation research could benefit from First Language procedures is to acknowledge instrumentality in such nonelective classes. Instrumental…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Required Courses, Second Language Instruction, College Freshmen
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Gamble, Craig; Wilkins, Michael – Dimension, 2014
This research provides insight into Japanese students' perceptions and attitudes of participating in activities through Facebook for language learning. In addition, the authors discuss the overall implications of and potential uses for Facebook in the field of second language learning and teaching. Ninety-seven students from three private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Machida, Naoko; Dalsky, David J. – English Language Teaching, 2014
Research on anxiety in a foreign language-learning context is well-documented; however, few studies have directly focused on anxiety occurring within writing contexts despite the fact that writing anxiety is known to affect students' learning. The present study examined the effectiveness of concept mapping considering students' writing anxiety.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Writing Apprehension
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Comparative Education Review, 2014
Chinese and Russian universities are increasingly drawn into center-periphery repositioning, as they compete for symbolic, financial, and intellectual resources locally and globally. However, their strategies on national and institutional linkages differ with regards to the individual scientist's powers in knowledge production. As global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Benchmarking, Productivity
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Nakayama, Minoru – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
Graduates in the areas of Science and Technology are believed to have traditionally been employed in a number of specific industries, but the recent restructuring of some industries may have affected this phenomenon. In order to examine the trends concerning employment issues in more detail, a case study was conducted by surveying employment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Employment Practices, Graduate Surveys, STEM Education
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Suzuki, Chizuko; Ishida, Kenichi; Yoshihara, Shota; Schultheis, Klaudia; Riedhammer, Barbara – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This study evaluates an international collaborative project developed and practiced on the internet, as a form of SNS, focusing on how much university students from six countries worldwide participated in the project, from the viewpoint of the participants' contribution to the forum discussion of their own group's topic on education. The 66…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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