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Takeuchi, Mamiko – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
A reform of public education in Japan took place from the 1980s, coming to a de facto end in 2013. The reform, which affected large numbers of Japanese children, focused on creating a more flexible, relaxed form of education by reducing the amount included in the curriculum. However, the effects of this reform have been ambiguous, and we therefore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Mammadova, Aida – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Creative Cities are facing the big challenges due to the demographical, environmental and economic issues. In this study we considered to create the educational fieldworks inside the creative city and raise the awareness in youth about the importance of the biocultural preservations to sustain the city's creativity and sustainability. Our…
Descriptors: Creativity, Urban Areas, Consciousness Raising, Sustainability
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Sims, Margaret; Nishida, Yukiyo – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Exposing pre-service teachers to international professional experiences through a short-term visiting programme serves to challenge their understandings of good quality practice through disturbing assumptions and expectations previously formed through experiences in their own country/culture. Much of the research in international study focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Parada, Roxana Y.; Ikeda, Reiko; Ando, Takayuki; Hishida, Masako; Takeda, Hiroshi; Aklog, Dagnachew; Otachi, Kurie; Yasunobu, Kumi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Participation in overseas programs has recently increased as an international strategy worldwide. However, Japan has been the exception, because the number of Japanese students studying abroad has decreased over the last decade. The Japanese government and universities began efforts to motivate Japanese students to gain international experience.…
Descriptors: Global Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Questionnaires
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Gromik, Nicolas A. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The integration of smartphones in the language learning environment is gaining research interest. However, using a smartphone to learn to speak spontaneously has received little attention. The emergence of smartphone technology and its video recording feature are recognised as suitable learning tools. This paper reports on a case study conducted…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Video Technology, English (Second Language)
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Ito, Hiroshi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
It is now widely recognized that assessment and the feedback play key roles in the learning process. However, assessment-based learning approaches are not yet commonly practiced in Japan. This paper provides an example of an assessment-based approach to teaching and learning employed for a course entitled "English as an International…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Hijikata, Yuko; Nakatani, Yasuo; Shimizu, Maki – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Academic reading has been less emphasized compared with academic writing as a site of research inquiry. Although some studies have examined reading strategy use in academic reading (e.g., Block, 1986; Plakans, 2009), these studies used short passages only, and there have been a few studies that have focused on the mental representation constructed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction