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Chan, Kam Wing – Intercultural Education, 2014
Some educators may see cooperative learning as a Western pedagogy that is difficult to use in Eastern countries with a Confucian Heritage, while others argue that the philosophy of Confucius parallels the elements of cooperative learning. This article reports the key findings of a 2-year longitudinal study that investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning, Confucianism
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Choi, Jessie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This paper is an attempt to explore the interaction discourse of second language undergraduate learners in the online peer review process of a writing classroom in Hong Kong. Specifically, the writer sought to investigate the types of online discourse learners have in the peer discussions on their writing, and to examine the role of explicit…
Descriptors: Interaction, Undergraduate Students, Writing Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ma, Vania J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of STEM Education, 2014
Background: As an effort to account for disparities in mathematics performance between American and East Asian middle school students, the present research aims to compare the relationship between learning styles (competitive and cooperative) and mathematics performance among middle school students between the USA and the three top-performing East…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Gan, Zhengdong; Lee, Fung King Jackie – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
Although the importance of practicum for preservice teachers goes almost unchallenged, specific empirical evidence of growth in language teachers' practical knowledge in the under-researched context of preservice language teacher education is limited. Informed by both the reflective approach to teaching and an activity theory perspective, this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies
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Wu, Shu-Chen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigated Hong Kong and German children's perceptions of play and learning and their relationships. Forty-eight children (24 German and 24 Chinese) playing and learning in the classroom were observed and videotaped for five consecutive days. They were interviewed 3 times about their kindergarten experiences by using free- and…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Asians
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Law, Yin-Kum – Journal of Research in Reading, 2011
Research indicates that cooperative learning with teacher-guided instruction is more effective in helping young children to learn than cooperative learning with minimal guidance. In the present study, two different cooperative learning activities (jigsaw and drama) and a control condition (a traditional teacher-led approach) were compared. The…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Chun; Hu, Xiao; Lyu, Boning – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Out-of-class learning with technology comprises an essential context of second language development. Understanding the nature of out-of-class language learning with technology is the initial step towards safeguarding its quality. This study examined the types of learning experiences that language learners engaged in outside the classroom and the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Experience, Incentives, Interviews
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Ngai, Grace; Chan, Stephen C. F.; Kwan, Kam-por – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
What makes service-learning effective? This article examines key factors influencing student service-learning outcomes in higher education. We studied 2,214 students who had completed a credit-bearing service-learning course in a large public university in Hong Kong. The students were asked to rate the course and pedagogical features, as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Higher Education
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Loh, Elizabeth K. Y.; Tam, Loretta C. W. – Teacher Development, 2017
Over the past decade, Chinese language teachers in Hong Kong have experienced a series of educational reforms. They are now expected to design and implement their own school-based Chinese language curriculum, and adopt innovative pedagogies and customized materials in the classroom. The current literature suggests that some teachers are not ready…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Language Teachers, Educational Change
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Law, Yin-Kum – Educational Psychology, 2014
The present study aimed to compare the effectiveness of two types of cooperative learning groups used in reciprocal teaching (RT) classes (i.e. high-structured vs. low-structured groups) for enhancing students' reading comprehension. The participants were 235 Hong Kong Chinese Grade 6 students in nine classes. Reading comprehension tests and…
Descriptors: Role, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Cooperative Learning
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Zhu, Chang – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Innovation in education is essential to meet the requirements for preparing the new generation for the more and more advanced society. This study examines the innovative teaching and learning strategies in school settings, the technologies in place, the pedagogical orientations, and the cultural environment as perceived by teachers and students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Innovation, Case Studies
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Zhao, Weili – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
What is special about the pedagogical interaction between the mainland Chinese in/pre-service teachers and the author in a Hong Kong classroom? Trained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a critical curriculum scholar, the author highly endorses and has implemented a student-centered research-based project-learning pedagogy with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Projects
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Hui, Anna N. N.; Chow, Bonnie W. Y.; Chan, Aubrey Y. T.; Chui, Barbie H. T.; Sam, C. T. – Education 3-13, 2015
This article provides research evidence that creativity can be nurtured as abilities and skills both in the general domain as well as in specific domains with methods appropriate to the holistic development of young learners. It reports upon two empirical studies on the enhancement of creativity in children and young people, and connects to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Creativity, Creative Teaching
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Pui, Winnie Sin Wai – Support for Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore special educational curriculum design at senior secondary school level and whether this helps to enhance the academic attainment and self-confidence of students with learning difficulties. An in-depth discussion focuses on lesson planning for the individual needs and group needs of students by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Design, Student Needs
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