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Lovett, Trevor William – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
This qualitative narrative study asked Chinese undergraduate students to identify characteristics of teacher effectiveness and whether or not gender affected an individual's teaching performance. The investigation raises questions about ways in which teachers' contemporary classroom practices are evaluated. The research findings not only challenge…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Rahmat, Noor Hanim; Arepin, Mazlen; Sulaiman, Suraiya – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
This study investigates students' fear in academic reading as well as the influence of perceived difficulties in their reading comprehension. The paper aims to study the level of anxiety as experienced by undergraduate students in academic reading. Data from 25 respondents were analyzed quantitatively using Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS) developed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Fear, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties
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Naim, Irwan Affendi Md; Luqman, Nik Mohd Afiq Nik; Matmin, Juan – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Think-Write-Pair-Share (TWPS) is a cooperative learning technique which introduced the idea of 'wait or think' time, a powerful factor in improving students' responses to questions. Although the effectiveness of cooperative learning is widely known, few studies have been conducted using TWPS especially at tertiary level ESL writing classrooms.…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities
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Durmus, Abdulkadir; Güven, Meral – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
It is necessary to be aware of both teaching and learning styles and employing them in teaching and learning processes and as the two important stakeholders of this process, both learners and teachers are expected to benefit from each other at maximum level especially in terms of considering the needs of learners. This study aims to find out if…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Xie, Jianmei; Huijser, Henk – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
This paper explores the use of a range of qualitative methods to measure learning gain of teaching assistants (TAs) in mainland China at a Sino-British University where the authors used to work. It uses a case study to report on an evaluation of TA training at the University, which is part of its Postgraduate Research Development Programme, to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Measurement, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Damio, Siti Maftuhah; Ibrahim, Qistina – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Virtual Reality (VR) application in the field of education has been an ongoing endeavour. It is believed that VR provides an opportunity for students to learn in a real situation through the exposure of artificially created reality and the use of visual which improves the learning by enhancing study focus (Piovesan, Passerion and Pereira, 2012).…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Graduate Students
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Singh, Kuldip Kaur Maktiar; Ali, Afida Mohamad – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
The academic oral presentation (henceforth AOP) is an important genre for tertiary students across various courses and disciplines in the university. Despite the importance of AOPs for undergraduate students, relatively little is known about this genre. Using Swales' (1990, 2004) notion of move analysis, this paper compares the rhetorical…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Undergraduate Students, English Instruction, Administration
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Voon, Boo Ho; Teo, Ai Kiat; Voon, Joyce E. C. – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Students always need sincere and kind guidance from the teachers. Hence, a true customer orientation is instrumental in teaching English as it is always good to understand the students' needs to improve their performance. This paper addresses the requirement to understand the students' needs and then teach accordingly to improve the quality of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Thaklong, Nhumpung; Leepreecha, Prasit; Wittayapak, Chusak; Mangkang, Charin – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
The aim is of this research is to study issues of the trans-national education system of students from the Mekong region who are enrolled at Thai universities. Qualitative research was conducted to collect data from Bachelor's degree students who are studying at Thai universities. The research instruments were in the form of a questionnaire, which…
Descriptors: Universities, Undergraduate Students, Scholarships, Tuition
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Tandang, Tracy Anak William; Arif, Marina Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
The study has given a myriad of insights and deeper understanding on the issue of second language anxiety, especially in Malaysia. This study encompassed several aspects in second language learning. This study focused on the relationship between second language anxiety and beliefs about language learning. Besides that, the role of gender in second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Student Attitudes
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Ismail, Izaham Shah; Shafie, Nurul Hidayu binti – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
The use of ICT in education has benefitted both students and educators in the education field. Currently, the social networking sites are being used widely by the university students in their daily lives for various purposes such as entertainment, networking, as well as education purposes. There are many studies conducted to figure out whether the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Informal Education
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Salmee, Sufi Amin; Arif, Marina Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
Throughout the years, a lot of research has been looking at the significance of effective atmosphere in second language classroom. We often overlook the fact that humour is a vital element in attaining a supportive learning environment that can benefit students. There is limited research conducted on the effectiveness of the use of humour in ESL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Suhaimi, Azyyati Mohd – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
Liberalisation of Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP) training in Malaysia has recently been extended to the private facilities recognized by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM). This has increased the number of graduate employment opportunities. Pharmacy graduates are required to undergo an interview with the Public Services Commission of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pharmaceutical Education, Health Personnel, Pharmacy
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Ashari, Habibah – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
The supervisor-supervisee relationship is an important relationship between two individuals; a relationship often fraught with conflict and tension. A successful relationship usually culminates in the finished product -- the completed thesis; whilst a failed relationship results in the delay of the thesis or the abandonment of the research work…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Supervisors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods
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Fatahipour, Majid; Nemati, Majid – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
Amongst extensive research on thesis writing quality, few provide a detailed account of common writing challenges/errors as perceived by examiners vs. students. In this study, eight recent English theses marked-up by examiners and defended in Iranian universities were selected randomly among those thesis made available (n=45). Based on an…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes