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Lee, HyunKyung; Mori, Carolyn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine which, and how, reflective practices as instructional strategies affect students' self-directed learning (SDL) competencies in second language university classes. To answer the research questions, an explanatory mixed-methods approach was used to extend quantitative research through qualitative research.…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Cheong, Jia-Qi; Narayanan, Suresh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Massive investments in higher education have witnessed a proliferation of public and private universities in Malaysia. A parallel development of concern is the view that public university graduates are finding it more difficult than their private university counterparts in transiting from university to work. To test the empirical veracity of this…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, State Universities, College Graduates
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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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Sah, Pramod K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The paper explores how the discourse of nationalist and neoliberal agendas have shaped the conceptions of literacy education in Nepal, the ramifications for social stratification. As the review shows, the ruling elites tactfully imposed their language, culture, and knowledge in literacy curricula in the name of national unity, but to maintain…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Language Planning, Second Language Learning
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Puad, Lalu Mohammad Abid Zainul; Ashton, Karen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores six secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' views on classroom-based assessment at an Islamic boarding school in Lombok, Indonesia. Researching teacher views is important as a significant curriculum reform which mandates teachers' use of formative assessment practices within the classroom is planned for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Islam, Religious Schools
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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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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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Soong, Hannah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Higher education in Asia is massifying at an exceptional pace and scale. In this paper, I ask how practices and discourses which inform the internationalization of Singapore's higher education can provide opportunities for developing cosmopolitan learning that it claims to provide. Cosmopolitan learning is closely related to cross-border student…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism and its application for education in western societies has been well examined. Yet cosmopolitanism in society and in education has not been systematically explored in many Asian societies. Facing a large number of people from diverse backgrounds, the society and its education system in Hong Kong are troubled by issues similar to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Asian Culture
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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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Kiliç, Mehmet; Cinkara, Emrah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Knowledge and human identity are socially constructed phenomena. Like other aspects of human identity, teacher identity is shaped through social influences. Some of the social influences that contribute to teacher identity development happen through critical incidents that teachers or teacher candidates experience. The current study, adopting a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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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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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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