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Yu, Baohua; Downing, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2012
This study examined the influence of integrative motivation, instrumental motivation and second language (L2) proficiency on socio-cultural/academic adaptation in a sample of two groups of international students studying Chinese in China. Results revealed that the non-Asian student group reported higher levels of integrative motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Stepney, Paul; Callwood, Ingrid; Ning, Flora; Downing, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2011
Collaborative working has been part of official government policy for some time and whilst a great deal has been claimed about its benefits, in terms of better quality services and improved outcomes, it would seem that translating policy intentions into practice has hitherto proved a challenge. Moreover, evidence concerning the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Student Experience, Nursing Education, Interprofessional Relationship
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Downing, Kevin; Ho, Richard; Shin, Kristina; Vrijmoed, Lilian; Wong, Eva – Educational Studies, 2007
It is now largely accepted that social and cultural factors have a significant impact on cognitive development in children. Piaget acknowledged the impact of social factors and peer interaction on cognitive development. However, there has been relatively little work on the impact of social and cultural factors on the development of metacognition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Cultural Influences, Undergraduate Study