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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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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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Kaur, Kiren – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article explores formative assessment enactment practices of six lower primary teachers within three primary schools in Singapore. Using a case study approach, data from interviews and lesson observations were examined to determine teachers' formative assessment enactment practices and the influences to their enactment attempts. Findings from…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Vaish, Viniti – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper applies the theories of linguistic distance and translanguaging to analyse the pedagogy of teaching vocabulary and grammar in English to Malay-English bilinguals who are struggling to read in English. More specifically the paper explores how the teacher tried to create cross-linguistic transfer and how the students display…
Descriptors: Indonesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Jones, Sally Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article is a review of research in English language education (ELE) in multilingual Singapore from 2010 to 2020. Most research activity has been in the areas of reading and writing while the least has been in speaking and listening and learning spaces. Some findings show how students may be distanced from learning and how complex thinking is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, 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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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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Lee, Shu-Shing; Seow, Peter; Jang, Hari – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher learning is key for quality teaching and learning. Schools leverage situated teacher learning to develop teachers' capacities. However, situated teacher learning is ambiguous. How teachers learn is shaped by socio-cultural factors. This paper elaborates upon a case study of situated teacher learning in Singapore in which teachers learn in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Student Centered Learning, Case Studies
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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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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Today, the intensification of global interconnectivity is a key characteristic of the twenty-first century. This has spurred governments and policymakers to envision how best to equip future-ready citizens who can navigate increasingly globalized workplaces resulting in the worldwide popularity of models that articulate twenty-first century…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Human Capital, Educational Policy
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Purcell, Mary Elizabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Recent rapid increase in the number of Australians of Asian backgrounds has significantly altered the demographic mosaic in schools. This has major ramifications for Australian classrooms with regards to the transnational exchanges now ubiquitous. In response, this paper proposes a view of cosmopolitanism as "transnational literacy" as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Asians, Teaching Methods
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Poon, Angelia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article argues for the importance and relevance of postcolonial studies in achieving the goal of cosmopolitanism through Literature education. Having significantly redrawn the overall contours of literary study in the twentieth century, postcolonial studies as an interdisciplinary critical tradition provides us with a conceptual vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Literature, Postcolonialism, Global Approach
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Hassim, Eeqbal – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
In a transnational world, Muslim cosmopolitanisms are both numerous and diverse. These cosmopolitanisms constitute a broad spectrum of views and practices, representing a range of interpretations and expressions of Islam, some of which are polarized and polarizing. In this reflective, theoretical paper, I discuss the potential implications of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Islam
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Goulah, Jason – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article examines contributions to the ethic and practice of cosmopolitanism by Japanese educators Makiguchi Tsunesaburo, Toda Josei and, most significantly, Ikeda Daisaku. Collectively, they are "the philosophers of the Soka movement" that Rizvi and Choo refer to in their call for a special issue on "Asian…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Japanese, Foreign Countries
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