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Lai, Alan; Kaplan, Matthew – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article aims to address the practical question of whether there is educational value to embedding second-language (L2) learning experiences in intergenerational contexts. In particular, a case study was conducted of a novel, university-based ESL program in Hong Kong in which a group of older adult volunteers with a high level of English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Choi, Jessie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This paper is an attempt to explore the interaction discourse of second language undergraduate learners in the online peer review process of a writing classroom in Hong Kong. Specifically, the writer sought to investigate the types of online discourse learners have in the peer discussions on their writing, and to examine the role of explicit…
Descriptors: Interaction, Undergraduate Students, Writing Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Santandreu Calonge, David; Mark, Kai-Pan; Chiu, P. H. Patrio; Thadani, Dimple R.; Pun, Cecilia F. K. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Microteaching techniques have been used for teacher training since the mid 1960s. Despite its usefulness, as affirmed by pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), there are numerous criticisms on the shortcomings of microteaching activities. Specifically, it (a) oversimplifies the classroom learning and…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Foster, K. Dale; Stapleton, Donna M. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This study was motivated by a recognized tension experienced by teachers and students resulting from an increasingly internationalized university classroom. We propose that this tension is exacerbated in business classrooms because of the participatory nature of many of the pedagogical tools used in these classrooms, tools which have been designed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Business Education, Classroom Environment
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Leung, Chi-Hung; Ng, Chi Wing Raymond; Chan, Po On Ella – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
A total of 575 students from the Associate Degree Foundation Program and the Associate Degree Program participated in this study. The two purposes of this study were to use the time series between/within experimental design to examine whether participation in co-curricular activities could (1) enhance student learning effectiveness and (2) have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Associate Degrees, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Bankowski, Elizabeth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This study focused on training students in skills essential to making oral presentations based on original and independent research work as part of their English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. As a result of the training, students showed an increase in the successful use of research-related skills and a great improvement in their ability to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Audiences, Rote Learning