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Ma, Lihong; Luo, Haifeng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
As an important variable in critical thinking instruction, teacher cognition has been emphasized in recent years, but there is relatively insufficient understanding of how Chinese pre-service teachers perceive the cultivation of critical thinking in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). From the perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adi Badiozaman, Ida Fatimawati bt – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study reports on the experiences of early career academics (ECAs) in a private Malaysian higher education (HE) institution and its impact on their academic identity. Through the use of a qualitative inquiry, the findings revealed that the ECAs' academic identity development was imbued with challenges and complexities, as they navigated…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Professional Identity, Private Colleges
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Shieh, Jin-Jy; Reynolds, Barry Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teachers in institutions of higher education have a very high degree of freedom when designing curricula. They make decisions on learning objectives, content, content organization, teaching arrangement, and assessment. Teachers' beliefs regarding curriculum design affect decision-making and planning processes, teaching approaches, and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Doo, Min Young; Bonk, Curtis J.; Shin, Chang Ho; Woo, Beo-Dle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Flipped learning has received growing attention as an important instructional approach leading to students' learning performance and higher order thinking abilities. This study applied flipped learning to a large university class to improve its major weakness, students' low engagement, and investigated the effects of self-regulation and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Learner Engagement, Large Group Instruction, Flipped Classroom
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Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the relationship between learners' perceptions of native and non-native English-speaking teachers' teaching competence and their motivation for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Data were collected from 218 EFL learners in an intensive English programme in four universities in mainland China using two instruments:…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers
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Goktepe, Fatma Tokoz; Kunt, Naciye – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper reports a longitudinal case study exploring the identity construction of a novice English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Turkey. The study applies sociocultural and post-structural approaches to teacher education and identity formation. It traces the teacher's experiences of becoming and being a teacher drawing upon her…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hung, Yu-Ju; Chao, Shu-Mei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study implemented differentiated instruction (DI) featuring tiered tasks and heterogeneous grouping tasks in three mixed-level English classes at a military institution in Taiwan, a setting that is small, admits students with varying English proficiency levels, and is culturally cohesive. The end-of-semester student survey and interview show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Lian, Yi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for academic stress in Hong Kong and provide recommendations to the government on ways to alleviate this problem. Using photovoice, 15 undergraduate students from a private community college in Hong Kong were invited to take and discuss photographs regarding their lived experiences of learning.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Photography, Participatory Research
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Song, Sue-Yeon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the organizational changes in higher education institutions across different regional contexts, with a special focus on the trends towards marketization in South Korea and Hong Kong. The study employs a qualitative case study approach to understand the organizational responses to the marketization from…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Tai, Tien-En; Tang, Chia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Asia, in order to keep up with internationalization, the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) course has become a phenomenon in higher education. In turn, EMI literature has increasingly focused on the role of instructor's pedagogy in reducing students' negative response to EMI courses. Additionally, we further explore, from the students'…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Asians
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Robertson, Margaret J.; Nguyet Nguyen, Minh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Since the early 21st century the number of doctoral students leaving their own country to study abroad has risen significantly adding to swelling numbers of domestic students. The process of doctoral studies has been acknowledged as identity transformation, a process of "becoming" for domestic students and international students. What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs
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Poh, Soon Koh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teacher education research continues to show a gulf between teaching practices advocated in teacher preparation and practices adopted by beginning teachers in schools. Informed by the sociocultural perspective on teacher learning that foregrounds the social origin of human cognition, this article reports a qualitative study to investigate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Tran, Carolyn-Dung Thi Thanh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Like other nations, Vietnam annually subsidies higher education via state budget to maintain academic operations of public institutions. However, the question of how to fairly and appropriately distribute state funding to public institutions is still challenging, therefore unfair distribution to some extent influence their cost efficiency. Using…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance
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Kim, Eun-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aimed to review changes in North Korea's education system during the Kim Jong-un era to determine if North Korea has focused on higher education and obtained the educational goals set in the Kim Jung-il era. To do so, this paper examines how North Korea's education laws and educational content have influenced its central educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Administrative Organization
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Zeivots, Sandris – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Australia has among the highest percentages of international English as an additional language background (EAL) university students worldwide and this is steadily increasing. These students contribute immensely to Australia's and the Asia-Pacific regional economy, research and cultural creativity. Despite this, EAL students face serious academic…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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