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Guo, Qiang; Xu, Yueting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Formative assessment (FA) has been widely adopted in higher education instruction yet university teachers' use of FA is underexplored. In the Chinese context of teaching English writing to students who learn English as a foreign language (EFL), the use of FA is intriguing because of both the university students' generally poor English writing…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Wang, Hao; Chao, Xia; Sun, Shunv – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Using Norton's conception of identity and Harré and Moghaddam's positioning theory, the current study examines how a group of Tibetan students' situated context affects their identity (re)construction in a traditionally non-multiethnic interior university in China. Drawing from interview, biographies, document, and artefact data, our findings…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Universities, Student Attitudes
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher professional development (TPD) is regarded as crucial to fostering teacher improvement. Recent calls for the internationalization of teacher education and professional development, including teachers undertaking courses taught abroad, have enhanced the scope of TPD opportunities. Yet, little is currently known about how such international…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Song, Yang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Based on ethnographic data, the present study examines how being critical has been understood, valued and practiced among students enrolled in international English-as-the-medium-of-instruction (EMI) Master's porgrammes in a top-rated comprehensive university in China. Drawing on the Foucauldian ethico-political axes of self-formation, this…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Du, Xiangyun; Chaaban, Youmen; Sabah, Saed; Al-Thani, Alanood Mubarak; Wang, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study investigated student teachers' preferred active learning strategies, and those which they actually received during their teacher preparation programmes. An explanatory mixed methods research design was adopted, including a survey completed by 308 participants and group interviews involving 38 participants. Data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Fan, Jason; Jin, Yan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Despite the increasing discussions on quality and professionalism in the field of language assessment, limited empirical research is currently available on whether language testing practice conforms to the best practice model prescribed in professional standards. Situated in the context of Chinese higher education, this study examined how English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Placement
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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The paper begins with a brief vignette of Angkor Wat in Cambodia as a great center of learning, and then highlights the traditions of Indian monastic institutions which had deeply influenced its development. It then turns the main features of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, showing how they created a space for women's scholarship to flourish.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Research Universities, Global Approach
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Wu, Huiping; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The intent of this paper is to make sense of and share with a broader community of teachers and teacher educators a professional development phenomenon that is peculiar to the Chinese elementary and secondary school context. This practice, known as the Open Class, has at least three forms: intra-school, inter-school, and competitive. These forms…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Lijie, Lu; Fang, Wang; Yunpeng, Ma; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Faced with urban schools' reluctance to host student teachers on practicum because "student teachers disturb their teaching order," Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, collaborated with four rural provinces to develop a University-Government-School (UGS) initiative for rural practicum placements. To understand the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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Li, Yongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Publishing English papers in journals listed in Science Citation Index (SCI) has become a requirement for degree conferment for doctoral science students at many universities in China. The publication requirement engenders high pressure for doctoral students and their supervisors and shapes the politics of the relationship between the two parties.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Science Education, Doctoral Programs
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