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Fung, Dennis Chun-Lok; To, Helen; Leung, Kit – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
The objective of this study was to determine whether the incorporation of group work in a teaching intervention can effectively foster students' critical thinking skills. Building upon Kuhn's critical thinking model, the research involved comparison of pretest and post-test results for 140 secondary four (10th grade) students in Hong Kong on two…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Group Discussion
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Bridges, Susan – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
Whilst face-to-face tutorial group interaction has been the focus of quantitative and qualitative studies in problem-based learning (PBL), little work has explored the independent learning phase of the PBL cycle from an interactionist perspective. An interactional ethnographic logic of inquiry guided collection and analysis of video recordings and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Study, Dental Schools, Dentistry
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Pierson-Smith, Anne; Chik, Alice; Miller, Lindsay – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
This article examines an established course on Popular Culture which is framed within the general educational model in an English-medium university. The article is organized into three parts: the underlining educational rationale for general educational courses, the course description, and the students' perspectives of their learning experience.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Bridges, Susan; emerald, elke – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
In 1998, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region began a large-scale project to import qualified, experienced native-speaking teachers of English into Hong Kong secondary schools. The Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) scheme later expanded to include Hong Kong primary schools. Currently, teachers from around the world are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Luk, Jasmine C. M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2013
This article discusses a study on how language use and language development can be promoted through engaging students in different participation roles in board games. Theoretically, the study is grounded in sociocultural perspectives of activity theory and the role of play as a form of human motivation. A group of Grade 4 primary students learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Games
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Walker, Elizabeth – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
This study reports the impact of a professional development course on experienced, highly qualified secondary school teachers of English as a foreign language in preparation for their becoming paid assessors of student teachers on practicum. The course concerned a literacy-oriented pedagogy informed by literacy pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Practicums, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Feedback (Response)