Recent Submissions

  • Young people and leadership : questions of access in secondary schools 

    Emerson, Sue; Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Bryham, Gaye; Sieuw, Mieke (Unitec ePress, 2016-09-14)
    There is seemingly an abundance of leadership opportunities available to youth within school environments, including sport captaincy, sport coaching, prefect roles, and assigned arts or cultural leadership. For many ...
  • Making Asian learners talk : encouraging willingness to communicate 

    Vongsila, Vatsana; Reinders, Hayo (AGE Publications for Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), Regional Language Centre (RELC), 2016)
    Developing English for communicative purposes is a key objective of language classes in many parts of the world. As a logical prerequisite to communication practice, learners need to have Willingness to Communicate (WTC) ...
  • 20 years of autonomy and technology : how far have we come and where to next? 

    Reinders, Hayo; White, Cynthia (University of Hawaii, 2016-06-01)
    Learner autonomy has become an assumed goal of language education in many parts of the world. In the 20 years since the launch of Language Learning & Technology, the relationship among computer-assisted language learning ...
  • Faculty beliefs about the purposes for teaching undergraduate physical chemistry courses 

    Mack, Michael; Towns, Marcy H. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016)
    We report the results of a phenomenographic analysis of faculty beliefs about the purposes for teaching upper-division physical chemistry courses in the undergraduate curriculum. A purposeful sampling strategy was used ...
  • Best practice ideas for learner advising in New Zealand 

    Hobbs, Moira; Dofs, Kerstin (Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) Kanda University of International Studies (Chiba, Japan), 2016-06)
    In this article, the authors will present a short discussion about the role of self-access and advising in language education, after which they will describe workshops they conducted, and disseminate ideas for best practice ...
  • Autonomous language learning in self-access spaces : Moodle in action 

    Dofs, Kerstin; Hobbs, Moira (Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) Kanda University of International Studies (Chiba, Japan), 2016-03)
    Over the past few decades language educators have experienced an enormous growth in the use of digital technology, both for themselves and for their students. Along with the internationalisation and stronger business focus ...
  • Reimagining teaching as a social work educator : a critical reflection 

    Akhter, Selina (Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare Education, 2015)
    The purpose of the paper is to explore how the Bachelor of Social Work (bi-culturalism in practice) programme of Te Wãnanga o Aotearoa has influenced the author to rethink her teaching style, attitude towards using ...
  • Reflections on the use of iterative, agile and collaborative approaches for blended flipped learning development 

    Owen, Hazel; Dunham, Nicola (MDPI - Open Access Publishing, 2015-04-10)
    E-learning experiences are widely becoming common practice in many schools, tertiary institutions and other organisations. However despite this increased use of technology to enhance learning and the associated investment ...
  • Affect and willingness to communicate in digital game-based learning 

    Reinders, Hayo; Wattana, Sorada (Cambridge Journals Online (Cambridge University Press), 2014-05-20)
    The possible benefits of digital games for language learning and teaching have received increasing interest in recent years. Games are said, amongst others, to be motivating, to lower affective barriers in learning, and ...
  • Who is here for me? : alternate child care in Singapore 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (OMICS Group (Hyderabad, India), 2015-06-22)
    To describe the current status of substitute care services for young children in Singapore, this article highlights the country’s overall structure of the existing alternate care service system, cultural and societal ...
  • What does spirituality have to do with public schools? 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (OMICS International (Heathrow, U.K.), 2015-05-25)
    Recent movements in the field of education acknowledge understanding spirituality as a critical component of human development (whether in the stage of children or adults) and wellbeing and a way to human connectedness, ...
  • Tweet me, like me, follow me : the influence of social media and technology on children 

    Zhang, Kaili Chen (http://www.imedpub.com/, 2015-11-18)
    Today, if we ask parents what their children are doing right now, they might not know. Not that they have no idea about what activities their children are engaged in though. They might be aware that their children are ...
  • More Than A War : remembering 1914-1918 

    Donaghey, Sara; Berman, Sue; Seja, Nina (Unitec ePress, 2016-05-31)
    More Than a War: Remembering 1914-1918 presents a creative juxtaposition of digital platforms—a combination of audio, video, archival images, soundscapes, and social media, among others—to tell the stories from 1914–1918 ...
  • Essential advising to underpin effective language learning and teaching 

    Hobbs, Moira; Dofs, Kerstin (Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), Chiba, Japan, 2015-03)
    This paper is aimed at managers, teachers and advisors who are involved with language learner advising. It will first give a historic background to autonomy and advising (Benson & Voller, 1997; Crabbe, 1993; Holec, 1981) ...
  • Learning to identify and actualize affordances in a new tool 

    Haines, Karen (the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai’i, University of Hawai‘i Center for Language and Technology (CLT), and the Center for Language Education, and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University, 2015-02-01)
    Keeping abreast of new technologies and the opportunities they offer is a challenge for inservice teachers (Blake, 2008; Egbert, Akasha, Huff, & Lee, 2011; Hanson-Smith, 2006; Hubbard, 2007; Robb, 2006). An important aspect ...
  • A friendly destination : normalising first-year science student help-seeking through an academic literacy. Targeted Learning Session - a practice report 

    Hammond, Kay; Thorogood, Joanna; Jenkins, Adrian; Faaiuaso, Deborah (2015-03)
    A high priority for tertiary institutions in New Zealand, and globally, is for first year students to have a positive experience of higher education. However, a commonly reported issue is student reluctance to access ...
  • Reflections on the use of iterative, agile and collaborative approaches for blended flipped learning development 

    Owen, Hazel; Dunham, Nicola (MDPI (Molecular Diversity Preservation International), 2015-04-15)
    E-learning experiences are widely becoming common practice in many schools, tertiary institutions and other organisations. However despite this increased use of technology to enhance learning and the associated investment ...
  • Why does it have to be so flashy? : student perspectives on academic tasks 

    Dunham, Nicola (David Publishing Company, 2015)
    Student academic identity represents the willingness and commitment to engage with academic ways of knowing, being and doing and as such in an important aspect of becoming academically literate. This paper reports on ...
  • Personal learning environments for supporting out-of-olass language learning 

    Reinders, Hayo (English Teaching Forum, 2015)
    A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a learner controlled environment for language learning. More specifically, it is a combination of tools (usually digital) and resources chosen by the learner to support different ...
  • The role of translation in vocabulary acquisition : a replication study 

    Alroe, Michael John; Reinders, Hayo (Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2015)
    This study aimed to test the findings of earlier research indicating that EFL students could better learn new vocabulary via translation from L1 rather than by encountering it in the context of L2 sentences. Over one ...

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