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Ying, Yang – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This study aimed to seek an in-depth understanding about English collocation learning and the development of learner autonomy through investigating a group of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' perspectives and practices in their learning of English collocations using an AWARE approach. A group of 20 PRC students learning English in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Liu, Shuang; Breit, Rhonda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
The capacity to conduct research is essential for university graduates to survive and thrive in their future career. However, research methods courses have often been considered by students as "abstract", "uninteresting", and "hard". Thus, motivating students to engage in the process of learning research methods has become a crucial challenge for…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Yamada, Kiyomi – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
This paper explores, from a sociocultural perspective, the nature and functions of "zemi" or seminars in which Japanese undergraduate students received group supervision for research and thesis writing. The study also investigates how the "zemi" contributed to completion of their theses. It was found that the "zemi"…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Sociocultural Patterns, Undergraduate Students, Supervision