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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study explores whether critical pedagogy is viable for meeting the goals of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2015-2025. The MEB has a particular focus on societal improvement and the authors suggest that critical pedagogy should be considered as a way of teaching as it specifically aligns with the aims of government policy. However,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xu, Yafeng; Chiu, Chuang-Kai; Ye, XinDong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The applications of technology-enhanced learning spaces have become a topical subject of research, with many studies conducted on the impact of technology-enhanced learning spaces on students' learning; however, only a small number of these focus on how the spaces affect students' learning. This article will elaborate on how technology-enhanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Wu, Huiping; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The intent of this paper is to make sense of and share with a broader community of teachers and teacher educators a professional development phenomenon that is peculiar to the Chinese elementary and secondary school context. This practice, known as the Open Class, has at least three forms: intra-school, inter-school, and competitive. These forms…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Au, Wai Chun Cherry; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Hong Kong underwent tremendous changes after the transfer of its sovereignty to China in 1997. This study attempts to explore the changing role of schools in preparing students for future democratic citizenship in the post-colonial era. Different researchers have postulated that schools play a crucial role in the political socialization process in…
Descriptors: Role, Academic Achievement, Civics, Teaching Methods
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Pae, Tae-Il – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study presents findings on three research agendas: (1) the difference between native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in students' attitudes toward and motivation for learning English, (2) the moderating effect of the type of class (i.e., English Conversation vs. Practical English) on the…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chua, Shuyi; Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Critical patriotism is an ideal in many liberal Western nations. Few studies, however, explore how teachers understand and teach critical patriotism and the possible tensions arising from its adoption, especially in non-Western contexts. This qualitative case study explores the understandings and practices of two Social Studies teachers from an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Patriotism, Critical Thinking, Public Policy
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Peterson, Andrew; Bentley, Brendan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
In late 2013 a new curriculum for Civics and Citizenship education was published by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority for use in Australian schools. In line with previous curricular initiatives concerning education for citizenship in Australia a key rationale behind the new subject is the education of "active…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Berge, Britt-Marie; Chounlamany, Kongsy; Khounphilaphanh, Bounchanh; Silfver, Ann-Louise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores possibilities and constraints for the inclusion of female and ethnic minority students in Lao education in order to provide education for all. Females and ethnic minorities have traditionally been disadvantaged in Lao education and reforms for the inclusion of these groups are therefore welcome. The article provides rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers
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Manzon, Maria – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Comparative education in Asia is witnessing changing discourses, structural opportunities, and invigorated leadership. This article will review the institutionalization of comparative education in Asia from a sociological perspective, drawing on Bourdieu's theory on the logic of social practice. After giving an overview of the historical roots of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Weninger, Csilla – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Technological changes have reshaped communication, social life as well as the conditions of work, challenging schools to foster skills and capacities that help youth to competently and confidently navigate these new socio-technological terrains as workers, citizens and private individuals. Responding to these changes, media and digital literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Policy, Media Literacy
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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Ho, Siew Yin; Jiang, Heng; Lim, Kam Ming – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the use of comics in teaching mathematics in the secondary mathematics classroom. We explicate how the use of comics in teaching mathematics can prepare students for the twenty-first century competencies. We developed an alternative teaching package using comics for two lower secondary mathematics topics. This alternative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Curriculum Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Lee, Miriam Chang Yi; Chow, Jia Yi; Button, Chris; Tan, Clara Wee Keat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Nonlinear Pedagogy is an exploratory approach to teaching and learning Physical Education that can be potentially effective to help children acquire relevant twenty-first century competencies. Underpinned by Ecological Dynamics, the focus of Nonlinear Pedagogy is on the learner and includes the provision of less prescriptive instructions and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Caleon, Imelda S.; King, Ronnel B.; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling; Low, Michelle; Tan, Chee Soon; Liem, Gregory Arief – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study aimed to develop and examine the effects of a socially oriented gratitude intervention (SOGI) on secondary students' gratitude level and interpersonal relationships. To these ends, we used a quasi-experimental research design: The experimental group (n = 46) participated in the two-week intervention during a class subject focusing on…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prosocial Behavior, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Low, Ee Ling; Hui, Chenri; Cai, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores how thinking and values in student teachers are cultivated in the Singapore context, via a case study of a teacher educator selected based on having won excellence in teaching commendation awards. The study adopts a qualitative case study methodology (i.e., interviews with the teacher educator and her student teachers) and uses…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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