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Redmer, Guy – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Most teachers who use textbooks know that they are restrictive by nature. Units jump from topic to topic without recycling much vocabulary. One effective solution to truly developing reading fluency in terms of word recognition may be Narrow Reading (NR)-- that is reading several texts about a single narrow topic. NR may involve reading five short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Cohen, Anat; Ezra, Orit – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Contextualised mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has been known for its potential in language learning rooted in social constructivism theories. However, a consistent approach to constituents of contextualised MALL, in addition to a quantitative tool to evaluate it, is missing in reported case studies. The present research, drawing upon…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Kao, Jacqueline Y.; Yang, Min-Han; Lee, Chi-Young – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Neo magnets are neodymium magnet beads that have been marketed as a desktop toy. We proposed using neo magnets as an alternative building block to traditional ball-and-stick models to construct carbon allotropes, such as fullerene and various nanocone structures. Due to the lack of predetermined physical connections, the versatility of carbon…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Magnets, Demonstrations (Educational), Undergraduate Students
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Goedde, Brian – Thought & Action, 2014
When you think of global, online education, the first thing that may jump to mind these days are MOOCs, the "massive open online classes" that are widely publicized (and criticized). The author states that his classes were not these, but rather, closer to what are now being called SPOCs--small private online classes. Enrollment is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Distance Education, English Language Learners
Lin, Chun-Yi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Given the fact that more and more universities stress on using English as medium to teach students with diverse backgrounds, the content and language integrated learning approach (CLIL) is now frequently introduced to faculty to support effective instruction and learning. Inspired by a CLIL workshop I attended, in which the instructor offered an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Participation
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Mei-Hui, You – Chinese Education and Society, 2014
Being a feminist teacher, working on gender equity education, including teaching, reading, writing, and doing research on this topic, has become a commitment for me. I have frequently reflected my teaching practices and occasionally found new teaching strategies in the classroom. I always try to bring new topics or issues into the classroom in…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Sex Fairness
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Wu, Jing-Jyi; Albanese, Dale Leonard – Educational Psychology, 2013
Creativity and imagination in education are increasingly emphasised around the world. However, a lack of these qualities in Chinese societies has been discussed in the academia and popular media, and attributed to various factors, standardised testing chief among them. In Taiwan, a team of scholars working with the Ministry of Education has, since…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Feng, Anwei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Greater China is used in this article to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Macao. While a holistic approach is adopted to present and compare the rapid spread of English and development in English language education in these geographically close, and sociopolitically, culturally and economically interrelated but hugely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how SL can be infused into a computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Jou, Min; Liu, Chi-Chia – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
This article describes an implementation of interactive virtual environments that have been designed for supporting the education of technical skills in material processing technology. The developed web-based systems provide the capability to train students in the technical skills of material processing technology without the need to work on…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Semantics, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Liao, Wei-Hsin; Wang, Shun-Chung; Liu, Yi-Hua – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
Switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) are becoming an essential part of many electronic systems as the industry drives toward miniaturization and energy efficiency. However, practical SMPS design courses are seldom offered. In this paper, a generalized MATLAB/SIMULINK modeling technique is first presented. A proposed practical SMPS design course at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Energy Conservation, Electronics
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Wang, Lihong; Byram, Michael – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
Investigations of Chinese students and their approaches to learning have emphasised a dichotomy in "western" and "Confucian" approaches to education but in a longitudinal study of Chinese postgraduate students' academic adjustment to a British university the dichotomy is less than real. The focus of this research was on an…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Hwang, Kao-Shing; Hsiao, Wen-Hsu; Shing, Gaung-Ting; Chen, Kim-Joan – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
For the past several years, a team in the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, has been establishing a pedagogical approach to embody embedded systems in the context of robotics. To alleviate the burden on students in the robotics curriculum in their junior and senior years, a training platform on…
Descriptors: Laboratory Manuals, Instructional Materials, Programming, Engineering
Marek, Michael; Wu, Pin-hsiang Natalie – Online Submission, 2011
This is a conceptual paper, based on several semesters of collaboration in which the American author interacted with students in the Taiwanese author's EFL classes in Taiwan. The best native language users are typically those who read extensively, especially reading for pleasure in their youth. This gives them a large vocabulary and an intuitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Chien, Paul Shih-chieh – Online Submission, 2010
Teaching English became a professional and academic field from a half century ago. Many researches for teacher education and teacher training have been conducted in order to raise the English as well as the foreign language trainers' knowledge and capabilities in carrying out effective lessons in classroom. During second millennium of speedily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Global Approach, Global Education