Category: Hawaii Conference Series 2017 2

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A Qualitative Study of the Leadership Practices of Repatriated US-Educated Chinese Organizational Leaders

The number of students participating in international education is continuously rising. In particular, mainland China has been sending the greatest number of international students to the United States for the past six years. There is however a limited amount of research conducted on the impact of international education on the Chinese. This paper discusses the

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Teaching Japanese Across Borders: An Original Intercultural Approach

The goal of this paper is to present to the international academic public a unique and original book for teaching Japanese, the first of its kind in Serbia. However, its significance is not limited only to the students of Japanese in Serbia, because this manual can be the source of ideas for teachers of Japanese

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Introducing the First Large-Scale English Collocational Chunk List and Innovative Methods in Which Collocational Fluency Can Be Mastered

This presentation will discuss the findings of the speaker’s PhD thesis which identified the most common chunks of English. The resulting large-scale list is the first of its kind, and a major breakthrough in that a resource is now available that replaces the dated method of studying via word lists. Studying such chunks is not

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Facilitating Language Use and Communication in ESL/EFL Classrooms through Game-Based Learning

The objectives of this paper are (a) to argue for the benefits of immersive virtual environments to enhance language use and communication in ESL/EFL classrooms using theories of second language acquisition (SLA); namely, sociocultural SLA (Vygotsky, 1978) and psycholinguistic SLA (Long, 1985), and the theory of situated learning (Greeno, Collins & Resnick , 1996); (b)

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Challenges for the Online English Curriculum

Curriculum is a control for any study; it exemplifies the teaching and learning theory including what to teach (content), how to teach (teaching pedagogy), and how to measure the results (evaluation). Online curriculum faces additional challenges both in theoretical implementation of English content and skills and by means of Information Technology. As English is important in

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Implementation of Problem-Solving Instruction in a Global Education Course and Visualizing Japanese Undergraduate Students Learning

The world has been globalized at an unprecedented speed in that everything from people to information moves across nations more quickly and intensely than ever. In order to prepare the youth to effectively and responsibly live in such a global society, global education was born in the U.S. in the late 1960s and has developed

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Internationalization of Library and Information Science Programs in Thailand: Development and Implementation

Internationalization is recognized as a key strategy to cope with changes in the new 21st century environment by increasing the capacity and potential of institutions and programs, improving quality and building excellence in implementation of institutional missions, especially regarding teaching and learning, research and development and academic services. This research aimed at developing strategies for

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Simulation-Based Learning: A New Educational Tool

Problem- based learning (PBL) has been well established in medical education as an efficacious learning technique. Meanwhile, developments in computer technologies and high-fidelity patient simulators have thoroughly reformed medical education including designing problem based learning and case scenarios. Combining problem-based learning with simulation has significant potential. Key to successful implementation of this pedagogy is the

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Intensive English Program for Engineering Students: An Action Research

Most international students take pre-college or pre-graduate school Intensive English Programs (IEP) to improve English skills in order to fulfill the language requirement of universities. While most IEPs offer courses that address skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for personal and academic enrichment, to prepare students for their future majors also needs to be

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Curriculum Enhancement Through Learning Partnerships

The aim of this paper is to discuss an Aston University (Birmingham, UK) model for programme enhancement offered to international partners through programme diversification and student engagement in curriculum design (QAA,2012). One of the main reasons for enhancing a primarily English for Academic Purposes programme, such as the International Year Abroad Programme, has been to

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The Use of Application Builder & COMSOL Multiphysics as a Tool to Build and Deploy Simulation Apps for Heat Transfer

For teaching Heat transfer, we currently apply COMSOL Multiphysics software and its new application builder features. Main goals are to maximizing the efficiency of the learning process, expanding the investigation techniques while keeping students engaged. In Engineering based courses as Heat Transfer, simulation apps are helping to strike such a balance by introducing students to

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The Transport Phenomena: Course Teaching Strategies Using Comsol Simulation Apps for Engineers and Scientists

Teaching undergraduate transport phenomena fundamentals course in universities worldwide was mainly based on the well-known most useful chemical engineering textbook ever written by Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot, (BSL, 1960). Students in recent years are motivated by real-life examples, but they have limited time to investigate the physics beyond them. This research paper presents the enhanced

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Through Karate for Sustainable Development in Education

Karate has a long and established history as an effective means of unarmed combat, incorporating techniques for self-defence. These centuries-old techniques have in recent years been analysed scientifically and refined for maximum efficiency. Significant progress has also been made in recent years in our understanding of neurobiological basis of mental disorders and cognitive behaviour. Core

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Writing in a Foreign Language

For many Japanese students, writing is probably the most difficult skill in English. The Ministry of Education of Japan (MEXT) conducted research on the English proficiency of the third year (senior year) students of high school in 2014 and 2015. They reported that in writing and speaking the scores of tests were significantly lower than

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Exploring the Impacts of Race, Culture, and Language on African Refugee Students in Ontario Secondary Schools

Identity threat, or perceived identity threat, in school settings has been linked to decreased academic engagement and performance among minority group members. In particular, among secondary school students, discrimination based on culture, race, and/or language can contribute to drop out rates and a lack of meaningful academic engagement. This paper is part of a larger

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Using DVDs to Introduce Multimodal Digital Literacy Practices into the Japanese EFL Classroom

Despite having the third largest economy in the world, Japan still lags behind countries like Malaysia and Korea in international tests of English proficiency, like TOEIC. Due to a number of factors, English language education in Japanese junior high and high schools continues to focus on the older, traditional literacy practices of reading and writing.

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The Origin of Kaibo:Ron Marine Defense Ideology in Pre-Modern Japan

(Analyzing the «Inquiry into Customs of Red Ezo» and «A Discussion of the Military Problems of a Maritime Country») The author analyses the main tendencies in the latter part of Pre-Modern Japan (1603–1867), which led to the origin of the marine defense (KAIBO:RON) ideology. Since 1639 Japan supported national seclusion policy (sakoku), limiting its trade contacts

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Teaching Generation Z at the University of Hawai’i

New generations of students are not the same as prior generations and they respond differently to instruction. The University of Hawai‘i must change its ways of teaching to align to the values and learning styles of these new learners, specifically Generation Z (Gen Zers). Teaching methods, course content, and objectives must be relevant and engaging

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Using Social Network Analysis As a Tool for Improving Teaching Effectiveness

Social network analysis (SNA) is an excellent observational tool for understanding community formation in the classroom. Students engaged in the classroom community might be more likely to persist in a major or discipline. Classroom community structure, therefore, could be an indication of effective teaching practices that help retain students. However, SNA is largely untested as

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Junior College EFL Students Respond Better to a Formative Assessment Project Than a Paper Midterm

Replacing paper midterms with a challenging, assessment project is in line with Robinson and Ross’ ideas on measurement: “traditional skills-focused tests of EAP ability relate only weakly to learners’ ability to act on such skills in authentic task conditions (1996).” The Be Our Guest Midterm Assessment Project aimed to confirm that classroom-based, formative assessment leads to