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Lee, Klaudia Hiu Yen; Patkin, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This article uses the findings from an empirical study on Hong Kong students' reading practices as collected through face-to-face interviews on major university campuses in Hong Kong to argue for the importance of "affective" and "imaginative" engagement with literary texts if students are to develop an interest in reading.…
Descriptors: Imagination, Reading Processes, Student Centered Learning, Creativity
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Chik, Alice – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
Since the introduction of iPads in 2010, the sales of tablet computers and mobile applications (apps) have grown exponentially. iPads and other tablets are marketed as learning tools, and many apps target learners as young as six months old. This article reports on a research project examining the unique features of English learning apps based on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs, English (Second Language), Parent Child Relationship
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Doecke, Brenton; Pereira, Iris Susana Pires – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This essay raises questions about how language educators might construct and further develop their epistemology of practice in and through the situations in which they work from day to day. The occasion for this paper is our work as guest editors of a special issue of "L-1: Educational Studies in Language and Literature," when we invited…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Practices, Learning Experience, Language Teachers
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Lee, Icy – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
In second-language writing, assessment has traditionally focused on the written products and how well (or badly) students perform in writing. Teachers dominate the assessment process as testers, while students remain passive testees. Assessment is something teachers "do to" rather than '"with" students, mainly for…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This paper reports on my first-hand experiences of being a "purist" in Hong Kong, during which time I was not allowed to use mixed code, a common discursive practice among Hongkongers in Hong Kong. I shall discuss the difficulties in using "pure" English and "pure" Chinese in my daily life, as well as exploring the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries