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Lucas, Matthew Wycliffe; Yiakoumetti, Androula – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
In our globalised world, the desire for the acquisition of English has led to increased research into the appropriate pedagogical approaches for learning and teaching the language. This manuscript focuses on the use of learners' mother tongue in the learning and teaching of English in an effort to identify ways in which cross-linguistic…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This article examines the nature and evolution of the term blended learning (BL), which encompasses numerous connotations, including its conception as a strategy, delivery mode, opportunity, educational shift, or pedagogical approach. Although much has been said in this field, very few studies examine the different types of blends behind their…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Grounded Theory
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) has attracted interest for over two decades and has been actively re-examined from a variety of perspectives, especially in the field of education. However, limited research has been conducted into the concept of one EFL classroom-based teaching and learning community constituting one CoP. This paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
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Toh, Glenn – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Japanese universities have lately begun to teach academic content in English instead of Japanese. In this article, I examine curricular and ideological issues related to having English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at a Japanese university before examining their links to larger cultural-political forces in Japan, including neoconservative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
Fuwa, Minori; Kayama, Mizue; Kunimune, Hisayoshi; Hashimoto, Masami; Asano, David K. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
We have explored educational methods for algorithmic thinking for novices and implemented a block programming editor and a simple learning management system. In this paper, we propose a program/algorithm complexity metric specified for novice learners. This metric is based on the variable usage in arithmetic and relational formulas in learner's…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics
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Wu, Yen-Chun Jim; Shen, Ju-Peng; Kuo, Tsuang – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the holistic picture of sustainability curricula in Asian higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Content analysis was conducted based on Asian management education for sustainability in higher education. Online courses arrangement, teaching methods, instructors' educational background and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Content Analysis, Administrator Education
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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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study aims to review the development of NWCCDL Project during the last 10 years from (2005 to 2014) and evaluate the effects of NWCCDL Project on the students' satisfaction of the project and their affective domain. The research data was analyzed from the results of the questionnaires which were conducted at the end of every semester. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
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Toh, Glenn – Language and Education, 2014
This article examines issues pertaining to content instruction in English in a Japanese higher education institution. It notes that Japan's economic success in the latter part of the twentieth century was achieved with Japanese as the medium of instruction and observes that in terms of ideology and cultural politics at least, there are inherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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MacVaugh, Jason; Norton, Mike – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how active learning may help address the legitimacy and practicability issues inherent in introducing education for sustainability into business-related degree programs. Design/methodology/approach: The focus of this study is the experience of the authors in the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study aims to introduce the distance learning class model for a foreign language in university-level education context, and to prove that this class model is effective in cultivating the motivation and interest of university students for learning a foreign language. This distance learning lesson consists of two parts: Online chatting session,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Daniel O. – TESL-EJ, 2011
This article describes the implementation of technology-mediated tasks in an English for academic purposes (EAP) curriculum at a Japanese university. The course addressed the needs of English majors at the school by enabling more efficient completion of academic work, including essay writing. One way that technology supported this goal was through…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes