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Cassidy, Claire; Santoro, Ninetta – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2020
This article reports on a study that investigated the effectiveness of one out-of-school activity: "China Club". China Club, an initiative of Scotland's National Centre for Languages and the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools, was established with the central aim of teaching Mandarin language and Chinese culture to young people…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Clubs, Extracurricular Activities, Confucianism
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Yeong, Foong May; Chin, Cheen Fei; Tan, Aik Ling – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2020
Student engagement in large Life Sciences classes can be problematic, especially with the course work done outside formal class contact hours. To enhance student engagement with the content outside class time, we designed an assignment spanning one semester that required students to author MCQs. We used Bloom's taxonomy to evaluate the MCQs.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Multiple Choice Tests, Class Size, Biological Sciences
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Sosa, Teresa – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This paper highlights how the social world understandings of Rey, an 11th grade Latino student, supported his exploration into and insights of a short story. This work is grounded in the Cultural Modelling Framework. This framework provides students with the chance to acquire important comprehension strategies needed to interpret complex fiction…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 11, Student Attitudes
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McVee, Mary B.; Brock, Cynthia H.; Pennington, Julie L. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This article describes findings across two separate teacher education studies that analyse pre-service and in-service teachers' explorations of literacy and diversity through literature discussion and peer interaction. Using the notion of "storylines" in positioning theory, the authors analyse particular storylines they construct within,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Literacy
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Shin, Jaran – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines the reader-response journals of an English learner (EL) who read two works of historical fiction in his English Language Development class at a public high school in California. Locating this study within the tradition of research on reader response, it investigates how the EL constructs his own individualized meaning by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reader Response
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
Enthusiasm is a quality of efficient teachers, but teacher enthusiasm can be influenced by the way students respond. Teacher enthusiasm might therefore be difficult to maintain in compulsory courses, in which students sometimes have negative dispositions towards the content. This study focused on a science course in an elementary teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Lewkowich, David – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
With the increasing educational and institutional legitimacy afforded to multimodal texts, there is a need to further explore the use of the visual and its place in reader response, not only as a textual means to prompt interpretation but also as a form of interpretation itself. In this paper, I look at the multimodal interpretive practices of one…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Psychiatry, Multiple Literacies, Reader Response
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Cyberbullying takes place when the Internet is used purposefully to cause harm or discomfort to a specific person or group of persons. Because of the fast growth of digital technologies, cyberbullying is replacing physical bullying and becoming a prevalent social problem around the world. This study outlines the author's efforts of integrating…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bullying
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Bautista, Julius – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
This paper features a discussion of how educators can channel anthropological practices towards the enhancement of experiential learning (EL) teaching methods, particularly on the topic of religion across the Asia-Pacific. I argue that our capacity to achieve curricular objectives through EL calls for an attentiveness to the affinity between the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Anthropology, Stereotypes
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Sadeghi, Karim; Sepahi, Zhila – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Cultural content analysis of EFL textbooks has received considerable attention in ELT pedagogy in recent decades. The current study investigated the representation of big "C" and small "c" cultural themes in three common EFL textbooks: "Top Notch," "Summit" and "Passages." The frequency analysis…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jackson, Jane; Chen, Xinren – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
With accelerating internationalization, more Asian international exchange students are finding themselves in situations where they are expected to actively contribute in fast-paced classroom discussions in a second language (L2)., This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of Mainland Chinese international exchange students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Exchange Programs, Asians
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Aryadoust, Vahid – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
This study adapts Levels 1 and 2 of Kirkpatrick's model of training evaluation to evaluate learning outcomes of an English as a second language (ESL) paragraph writing course offered by a major Asian university. The study uses a combination of surveys and writing tests administered at the beginning and end of the course. The survey evaluated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tarp, Gertrud – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
The case study is an attempt to understand how students experience intercultural classroom communication and what kind of competence they need to cope in intercultural classroom communication. The context is a supplementary course in English for university enrolment in Denmark. It is a multinational student body and all the students have finished…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Classroom Communication, Questionnaires
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Wong, Hwei Ming – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Student academic self-assessment engages the students in deliberate reflection about what they are learning and how they are learning it. This intervention study investigated the effects of self-assessment training on students' perceptions towards self-assessment in two Singaporean primary schools. The study, which used a pretest-posttest design,…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Ghahari, Shima; Farokhnia, Farzaneh – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
An experimental design was adopted in the present study to cross-compare the effect of two formative assessments, namely peer assessment (PA) and teacher assessment (TA), with summative assessment (SA) on the improvement of language learners' writing skill and self-efficacy. Writing excellence was operationalized by structural (grammar), lexical…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Interviews, Self Efficacy
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