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Lu, Jinjin; Throssell, Paul – Cogent Education, 2018
Despite the development of English teaching pedagogies in schools and universities, many concerns are raised regarding the tensions between teachers' practices and effectiveness of students' learning have on students' academic achievements. The aim of this study is to explore university students' preferences and experiences in English learning and…
Descriptors: College Students, Preferences, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Gan, Zhengdong – Cogent Education, 2018
This is a qualitative longitudinal study of the lived experience of four mainland Chinese ESL teachers engaged in their first year of employment in Hong Kong secondary schools. Based on multiple interviews and email contact conducted over the course of one academic year, the research explores the adaptive processes these beginner ESL teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Zhai, Keyu; Gao, Xing – Cogent Education, 2018
Corrective feedback (CF) and task complexity are two important pedagogical topics in second language acquisition research in recent years, but there is few research investigating effects of CF on speaking task complexity in China's university classroom settings. This research, through conducting different versions of speaking task experiments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Yuehong; Li, Wenjie; Cai, Xinjia; Li, Long; Quan, Hongzhi; Tang, Zhangui; Huang, Junhui – Cogent Education, 2018
In 2015, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued the notice about "Renovating the 7-year MD & Master's degree clinical medical programme into a new '5+3' consecutive program". After that, 10 qualified seven-year dental schools recruited fresh high school graduates into this revolutionized system. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Masters Programs
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Ho, Walter King Yan; Ahmed, Md. Dilsad; Keh, Nyit Chin; Khoo, Selina; Tan, Cheehian; Dehkordi, Mitra Rouhi; Gallardo, Mila; Lee, Kicheon; Yamaguchi, Yasuo; Wang, Jian; Liu, Min; Huang, Fan – Cogent Education, 2017
Numerous studies have been published heralding the benefits of physical education in school education. Sport and physical activities form the major content in learning and the arrangement serves as the major source of development in students. This paper identifies "quality" as an internationally concerned issue and within the concept,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Xie, Qing – Cogent Education, 2017
This article reports an investigative study on the target language use in and outside business English classrooms for non-English major undergraduates in a Chinese university context. The aims of the study are to identify the actual situation of target language use in business English teaching and to suggest ways for improvements. The study uses…
Descriptors: Business Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Zhitian – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of the present article is to provide an overview of gifted education in China, by tracing the social and cultural roots of the education system, and to review recent research that relates to current practices in gifted education. As a starting point, I will analyse conceptualisations and definitions of the key terms "talent"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Wang, Danping – Cogent Education, 2016
Textbooks in foreign-language education are by their nature ideological, representing the dominant culture and values. This study attempts to critically examine the discourse in language textbooks, specifically those used for Chinese as a foreign-language education in Mainland China, in order to reveal the national identity embedded in them.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Foreign Countries
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Kember, David – Cogent Education, 2016
One of the major current issues in education is the question of why Chinese and East Asian students are outperforming those from Western countries. Research into the approaches to learning of Chinese students revealed the existence of intermediate approaches, combining memorising and understanding, which were distinct from rote learning. At the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Achievement Gap
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Zhao, Chuqiao – Cogent Education, 2016
This review paper examines how standardized language assessment affects Chinese young learners' motivation for second-language learning. By presenting the historical and contemporary contexts of the testing system in China, this paper seeks to demonstrate the interrelationship among cultural, social, familial, and individual factors, which…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Zhao, Yuqin – Cogent Education, 2016
Mixed-cultural classes, a foreign teacher teaching Chinese students, are common now in China. These mixed-cultural classes provide an educational context where there are chances of direct intercultural contact and deeper understandings of the cultural other, and also misunderstandings and even conflicts between teachers and students from different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Influences, Educational Environment
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Malechwanzi, J. Muthiani; Shen, Hong; Mbeke, Caroline – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper traces the development and current situations of higher education in China and Kenya. This paper calls for rethinking on how to address increasing demand for access and quality through creating a conducive environment for learning and researching for both students and faculties. The paper presents a comparative study where China has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Pang, Hanzhou – Cogent Education, 2016
Based on the class observations and survey answers from the multicultural class members in higher education who were teaching or studying in China, Russia, South Korea and USA--this study explores the nonverbal factors that facilitate or impede the reciprocal process of enculturation and acculturation. The respondents were 40 instructors from 13…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, College Students, Foreign Countries, Acculturation
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Li, Lijuan; Kennedy, Kerry John – Cogent Education, 2016
This study examined whether there is evidence in Hong Kong and Taiwan students' early attitudes to civic participation that suggests they will adopt radical forms of civic participation and whether civic participatory potential of students from these two Chinese societies differed in early adolescence. To achieve these purposes, we used a Rasch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Comparative Analysis, Profiles
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Xian, Sidong; Xia, Haibo; Yin, Yubo; Zhai, Zhansheng; Shang, Yan – Cogent Education, 2016
Teaching quality is the lifeline of the higher education. Many universities have made some effective achievement about evaluating the teaching quality. In this paper, we establish the Students' evaluation of teaching (SET) discriminant analysis model and algorithm based on principal component clustering analysis. Additionally, we classify the SET…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Instructional Effectiveness
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