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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.318, h-index: 46)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.818, h-index: 22)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 32)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 20)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 29)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.525, h-index: 18)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 14)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 4.511, h-index: 44)
Astronomy Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.58, h-index: 30)
Astronomy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.473, h-index: 23)
Astrophysical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.469, h-index: 11)

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   ISSN (Print) 0119-5646 - ISSN (Online) 2243-7908
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  • Modified Flipped Classroom Instructional Model in “Learning Sciences”
           Course for Graduate Students
    • Authors: Feng-Kuang Chiang; Chen Chen
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Abstract Using the method of design-based research, this study examines the three-year application of the modified flipped classroom model in a postgraduate course on learning sciences. In the modified flipped classroom, students form learning communities in groups. Before class, they read literature, raise questions, and discuss material both online and offline; in class, in an innovative modification to the traditional flipped classroom, students in the teaching group deliver content to their classmates and organize classroom activities; and after class, students conduct empirical research and complete research reports in groups. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis, it is found that the modified flipped classroom can effectively bring out students’ initiative and improve both their learning satisfaction and empirical research abilities. Group-based lesson design and empirical research are found to be the most rewarding activities for students. Finally, recommendations for the application of the modified flipped classroom to postgraduate teaching in the areas of learning platform, course content, teaching methods, and teacher–student interaction are proposed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0321-2
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1-2 (2017)
  • Investigating Teachers’ Pedagogical Experiences with Tablet Integration
           in Korean Rural Schools
    • Authors: Hye Jeong Kim; Hyeoncheol Kim
      Pages: 107 - 116
      Abstract: Abstract The goal of this study is to explore the perceptions of teachers in Korean rural schools regarding teaching and learning, including technology preparedness, performance, demanding activities, difficulties, and continuing integration in tablet-based interactive classrooms. A survey instrument was designed, and responses were analyzed from 54 teachers who participated in a social contribution project for rural schools. The results indicate that student preparedness is significantly correlated with the frequent integration of tablets in classroom lessons. Furthermore, the most frequent types of pedagogical activities performed using tablets in the classroom are activities intended to motivate students. Teachers noted that their continuing integration of lessons with tablets was correlated with their beliefs about the applicability of tablets for lessons, students’ satisfaction with previous lessons, students’ expectations and requests, and the teacher’s personal interests. This research contributes to the literature on tablet integration by extending existing findings to the study of rural schools with limited educational resources. Moreover, this study provides implications for educators and school administrators who are interested in supporting teachers and their instruction using tablets and relevant technologies.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0331-8
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 1-2 (2017)
  • “Bringing Life to Learning”: A Study of Active Learning in
           Hospitality Education
    • Abstract: Abstract Active learning connects students to the real life situations they will encounter in their future jobs. In hospitality education, active learning implements various lively, fun activities to introduce practical scenarios students may experience in their hospitality careers. This study identifies 18 essential active-learning items of hospitality education through a comprehensive literature review and in-depth personal and focus group interviews with 19 hospitality educators and eight hospitality students in Asia. This paper discusses the potential benefits of using active learning, and its relationship with two major student engagement themes: “knowledge seeking” and “skills enhancement.”
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
  • Teachers’ Priorities for Change in Australian Schools to Support
           Staff Well-Being
    • Authors: Adam Garrick; Anita S. Mak; Stuart Cathcart; Peter C. Winwood; Arnold B. Bakker; Kurt Lushington
      Abstract: Abstract This study explored Australian school teachers’ priorities for change within schools in order to support staff psychological well-being. We began by holding a focus group and, in corroborating with the existing literature on stressors reported by school teachers, identified seven key areas for change in schools that teachers thought would most support their well-being at work. An online survey was then conducted with teachers from across Australia (N = 960), who ranked each of these suggestions in order of importance. Results found that the most important needs for change according to teachers were smaller class sizes and improved measures for student behaviour management. These results offer insight into areas for organisational change that teachers think are most important for their own well-being. We discuss the findings in relation to psychological research as well as current issues within the Australian education sector.
      PubDate: 2017-04-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0332-7
  • Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Through Module Team
           Collaboration: A Case Study of Business English Teachers in China
    • Authors: Peng Wu; Shulin Yu
      Abstract: Abstract Informed by literature on developing pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) through teacher collaboration, this study aims to investigate the trajectory of PCK development among business English teachers through module team collaboration in Chinese context. Drawing upon multiple sources of data including observation, semi-structured interview, and teaching materials from three case teachers, this study explores how PCK components were developed in one academic year when case teachers participated in module team collaborative activities. The findings show the individual differences among the three participants in their PCK development and reveal that two key PCK components—Knowledge of students’ understanding and Knowledge of instructional strategies have developed through teacher collaboration. This study suggests the collective inquiry in teacher collaboration.
      PubDate: 2017-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0330-9
  • Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT): Influenced Case Research of a
           Philippine Physics Class
    • Authors: Marie Paz E. Morales
      Abstract: Abstract The study critically explored the case of Pangasinan learners’ physics learning process using culture and language-influenced curriculum materials in physics (CLI-CMP). Case research using cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) designed the study to provide unique ideas on how socio-cultural theory, a recent field of study of Physics Education Research, works best and contributes through a bottom-up approach to the body of knowledge in this research area. Sampled 48 grade 10 participants and their physics teacher, a Pangasinan native, used the designed CLI-CMP for 10 weeks to determine how effective the tool is in addressing student misconceptions in physics. Data gathered from the design and development of the CLI-CMP, classroom observations, interviews, and focus-group-discussions extracted information on how the customized curriculum materials provided means of meaning making and conceptual change, which may eventually lead to achieving scientific literacy. The results show that better conceptual understanding observed in the physics class may be significantly due to the socio-culturally influenced curriculum materials. Further analysis using CHAT framework (methodical level) determined the coherence and progressive characteristics of the activities in a particular physics unit which matched Engeström’s expansive learning cycle and served as a suited tool to mediate the subject to the object and to the goal attainment. Exploration of the learning process using the epistemological level of analysis of CHAT framework provided how the mediating tool may have addressed the noted student misconception emphasizing learning science as participatory to the community and socio-culturally influenced.
      PubDate: 2017-01-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0329-2
  • English Language Learners’ Big Five Personality Characteristics and
           Their Preference for Isolated or Integrated Form-Focused Instruction
    • Authors: Hossein Navidinia; Zeinab Beidokhti; Nargess Hekmati
      Abstract: Abstract This study aims to investigate the predictive power of personality traits for EFL students’ preference for isolated or integrated form-focused instruction (FFI). Participants were 160 Iranian EFL university students. Results indicated that students’ personality traits, as measured by Costa and McCrae (Revised NEO Personality inventory (NEO-PI-R) and NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) professional manual, Psychological Assessment Resources Inc., Odessa, FL, 1992) NEO-FFI, were significantly related to students’ preference for isolated or integrated grammar instruction as assessed by Student Preference for Grammar Instruction Questionnaire developed by Spada et al. (System, 37(1):70–81, 2009). Multiple regression analyses indicated that NEO-FFI variables of extroversion, agreeableness, and open to experience were significant positive predictors of EFL students’ preferences for integrated FFI while neuroticism had a negative relationship with that. Furthermore, NEO-FFI variables of conscientiousness and neuroticism were significant positive predictors of students’ preferences for isolated FFI while extroversion and open to experience had a negative relationship with it. The results were discussed and the implications were made with regard to individual differences in educational contexts.
      PubDate: 2017-01-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0328-3
  • Efficacy of an Academic Vocabulary Intervention for Low-Income Children
    • Authors: Min-Jin Kim
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a storybook-based academic vocabulary learning intervention for young children from low-income families. The transition to primary school is particularly challenging for low-income children. To help smooth this transition, this study implemented an academic vocabulary learning program using storybook-based activities. High-frequency general academic vocabulary was extracted from a corpus compiled from transcripts of kindergarten and primary-level classroom instruction, primary-level textbooks, and lesson plans presented in kindergarten curriculum guidelines. An experimental group was provided with opportunities to learn the target academic vocabulary while reading storybooks and participating in follow-up activities, when a control group participated in regular shared storybook reading sessions. The study found that the experimental group showed significantly more growth than the control group in knowledge of the target academic vocabulary.
      PubDate: 2017-01-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0325-6
  • From Test Performance to Language Use: Using Self-Assessment to Validate a
           High-Stakes English Proficiency Test
    • Authors: Jinsong Fan; Xun Yan
      Abstract: Abstract Despite the profusion of studies into the factor structure of language tests, limited research is currently available on the relationship between test performance and language use in TLU domains. Utilizing the structural equation modeling approach, this study set out to investigate the factor structure of a high-stakes university-based English proficiency test, and then modeled the relationship between test takers’ performance and their ability to use language in TLU domains. A self-assessment (SA) inventory was developed and validated to capture test takers’ ability to use language in TLU domains. The results showed that the higher-order factor model best fit both the test and SA data. Structural regression analysis indicated a moderately strong relationship between students’ general EFL ability and the SA latent factor. The results of this study lend empirical support to the construct and predictive validity of the test, both of which are deemed crucial to its overall validity argument. The results also shed light on the utility of SA to capture language use in TLU domains as well as the use of SA for test validation purposes.
      PubDate: 2017-01-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0327-4
  • Native and Non-native Teachers’ Perceptions of Error Gravity: The
           Effects of Cultural and Educational Factors
    • Authors: Zhenhui Rao; Xin Li
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigates the perceptions of error gravity by native and non-native teachers of English in a Chinese context. Drawing on the data collected from a questionnaire, we examined the practices of error evaluation by 22 native English-speaking (NES) teachers and 25 non-native English-speaking (NNES) teachers. Participants were asked to identify student errors based on a random selection of fifty compositions written by Chinese university students, correct the errors of the sentences, and indicate which errors they considered the most serious. General comparison of error evaluation between the two groups of teachers reveals that NES teachers are generally more tolerant of student errors and rely more on intelligibility rather than rule infringement. An in-depth analysis of these findings suggests that these differences are closely connected with the participants’ cultural belief, educational background, teaching style, and English proficiency.
      PubDate: 2017-01-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-017-0326-5
  • Promoting Teacher Collaboration Through Joint Lesson Planning: Challenges
           and Coping Strategies
    • Authors: Rui Yuan; Jia Zhang
      Pages: 817 - 826
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigated how a group of English teachers engaged in collaboration through joint lesson planning in a Chinese school. Drawing on data from interviews and field observation, the findings indicate that the establishment of a teacher collaborative culture is a developmental process permeated with various contextual challenges (i.e., a lack of structural conditions, superficial collaboration, and homogeneity of teachers) over time. In face of the challenges, the teachers and school leaders adopted appropriate coping strategies resulting in their collaborative practice and learning. The study concludes with some implications on how to promote teacher collaboration and facilitate teachers’ continuing development.
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0300-7
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 5-6 (2016)
  • Erratum to: Malaysian Students’ Performance in Mathematics Literacy in
           PISA from Gender and Socioeconomic Status Perspectives
    • Authors: Lei Mee Thien
      Pages: 907 - 907
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0299-9
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 5-6 (2016)
  • Enhancement of Higher Degree Candidates’ Research Literacy: A Pilot
           Study of International Students
    • Authors: Jinghe Han; James Schuurmans-Stekhoven
      Abstract: Abstract Research literacy (RL) training for higher degree research (HDR) students has been reduced to information technology focus by librarians and as writing practice in research supervision which is an ‘underdress’ for the issue. This paper argues that holistic research literacy training support should be provided to HDR students, especially those from Asia, being regarded as having serious plagiarism problem in their research study. A three-step framework that covers technological searching and locating, accurate understanding and interpretation, and critical evaluation and synthesis of information was developed and examined in this study. Two cohorts of Asian HDR students enrolled in an Australian university were involved through a parallel group, pre–post test design. One group progressed with ‘supervision-as-usual’ (SAU), whilst the other received SAU plus formal research literacy workshops. Supplementary data were also collected from the intervention cohort through focus group interviews. Data reveal that an early stage of intervention, using the holistic RL framework developed in this research, can largely improve students’ skills with technological searching and locating of information. Data also indicate that students also improved in the aspects of interpreting and synthesising information but this improvement was not as great. This is partly due to their use of English as the second language. This study suggests that language elements should be integrated into the RL framework for students with English as the second language.
      PubDate: 2016-12-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0324-z
  • Learning About Diversity in Hong Kong: Multiculturalism in Liberal Studies
    • Authors: Liz Jackson
      Abstract: Abstract Improving mainstream perceptions of diversity in Hong Kong is fundamental to enhancing equality and human rights in the society in the future. The importance of mainstream members of society learning to recognize diversity with less prejudice undergirds many of the aims of a recent educational reform, Liberal Studies. This paper evaluates the capacity of Liberal Studies to educate for multicultural understanding of cultural difference. Its primary data source is Liberal Studies textbooks, and it employs a qualitative content analysis to consider how diversity and ethnic, cultural, and religious differences are represented in the texts. The analysis is complemented by an examination of related resources teachers may use in the classroom (and are encouraged to use by the Hong Kong Curriculum Development Council): mainstream news articles and resources from the (government-provided) Web-based Resource Platform for Liberal Studies. The voices and views of some practicing teachers and pre-service teacher education students related to multicultural Liberal Studies resources are also included to provide a balanced picture. Based on this analysis, multicultural education as provided in major resources within the Liberal Studies curriculum appears inadequate. As diversity is reflected upon in resources analyzed here most often as problematic and stereotypical, interventions are needed if Liberal Studies is to enable multicultural appreciation and understanding among students in Hong Kong in the future.
      PubDate: 2016-12-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0323-0
  • Cross-Sectional Study on Chinese Secondary School Students’ Epistemic
           Beliefs and Fallacy Identification
    • Authors: Wincy W. S. Lee; Victor C. W. Chan
      Abstract: Abstract Individuals hold different epistemic beliefs at different ages, and these beliefs can affect a wide range of reasoning tasks. The present study examined Chinese secondary school students’ epistemic beliefs at different grade levels, and how these related to the students’ abilities to identify various forms of fallacy with the use of a cross-sectional design. One hundred and forty-six Chinese secondary school students (Grade 7 N = 32, Grade 9 N = 40, Grade 10 N = 36, and Grade 11 N = 38) completed a 14-item Epistemic Beliefs Questionnaire and a set of fallacy tasks. CFA showed that the questionnaire measured the four dimensions of the secondary school student samples adequately. A non-linear trend of epistemic beliefs across different grades was found and analyses using MANOVA showed significant grade differences in the dimension of Certainty (Grade 7 vs. 10 vs. 11). χ 2 tests showed only significant grade difference in the fallacy of Appeal to Authority (Grade 7 vs Grade 9; Grade 7 vs. 10). Finally, only grade, but not epistemic beliefs, predicted fallacy identification (Appeal to Authority) when all variables were considered in the ordinal logistic regression model. The issue of epistemic dimensions change and students’ informal reasoning ability are discussed in light of the Chinese culture.
      PubDate: 2016-12-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0322-1
  • Directions in Language Policy Research and Practice
    • Authors: James W. Tollefson
      PubDate: 2016-10-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0319-9
  • Language Policy Research in East Asia: Global Challenges and Local
    • Authors: Xuesong Gao
      PubDate: 2016-10-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0320-3
  • Analyzing the Social Knowledge Construction and Online Searching Behavior
           of High School Learners During a Collaborative Problem Solving Learning
           Activity: a Multi-Dimensional Behavioral Pattern Analysis
    • Authors: Che-Li Lin; Huei-Tse Hou; Chin-Chung Tsai
      Abstract: Abstract The present study aims to explore the behavioral patterns of the social knowledge construction process and the online searching behaviors in a collaborative problem solving learning activity for high school students, and further compares the different behavioral patterns of the high- and low-performing teams. A total of 78 high school students from two schools participated. This study applied sequential analysis to analyze the students’ social knowledge construction and online searching behavior from a large amount of screen-recording data. Interestingly, the results indicate that social interaction that is irrelevant to the discussion task is significantly correlated with academic-related discussion content. Reaching a higher cognitive level of social knowledge construction (e.g., reaching agreement or applying newly constructed meaning) contributes to a successful team project. For online searching behavior, the high-performing teams exhibited systematic online searching behavior and concentrated on the task, while the low-performing teams displayed chaotic searching behavior and were distracted from the task at hand, and seemed to rarely propose their searched results or ideas in their discussions. Based on the results, several possible explanations and suggestions are proposed including the need to promote more adaptive motivation and to provide scaffolding for collaborative skills.
      PubDate: 2016-09-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0317-y
  • Struggling to Thrive: The Impact of Chinese Language Assessments on Social
           Mobility of Hong Kong Ethnic Minority Youth
    • Authors: Elizabeth K. Y. Loh; Loretta C. W. Tam
      Abstract: Abstract The paper explores how the policy of alternative Chinese qualifications policy affects ethnic minorities’ (EM) social mobility, and how such multi-exit assessment framework affects Chinese as a second language learning and teaching in Hong Kong. Chinese language (CL) qualifications other than the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) have been accepted by the University Grants Committee-funded institutions in Hong Kong as university admission requirements, including General Certificate of Secondary Education, International General Certificate of Secondary Education, and General Certificate of Education. These international qualifications are oftentimes considered lower-level non-equivalents to HKDSE in the job market. Even high achievers in these examinations are criticized by local employers as less-than-competent in workplace Chinese communication. Moreover, civil service jobs traditionally popular among EM require a Level 2 in HKDSE or specific government tests, which “implied” the said alternative qualifications as insufficient for career advancement. CL teachers and EM students are thus torn between the manageable alternative qualifications to improve university admission chances, or the difficult HKDSE examination as well for better career opportunities, which reduce their chance of upward mobility. Through triangulation of interview data from an EM focus group (N = 8, all female), relevant surveys, and government documents, the authors argue that EM students’ academic advancement is highly related to their CL proficiency, and alternative qualifications do not necessarily suffice to improve their social mobility. The paper also looks into the policy’s implicated challenges for curriculum planning and design faced by CL teachers, and recommend that policy reviews be carried out based on recent demographic shifts and classroom realities to better equip EM students’ CL proficiency, so as to increase their employability, smoother social integration into Hong Kong society, and to resolve the intergenerational poverty.
      PubDate: 2016-09-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0315-0
  • Saving Shanghai Dialect: A Case for Bottom-Up Language Planning in China
    • Authors: Qi Shen
      Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the dynamic interplay between language policy and local stakeholders in the process of dialect planning in the city of Shanghai, in the context of social tensions surrounding the decline of Shanghai dialect in mainland China. A process-oriented Language Management Theory (LMT) model is adopted as the analytical framework to reveal the interactive facet of micro language planning. Drawing on in-depth interviews and document analysis, the paper analyzes and interprets ten key players’ perceptions and experiences in relation to the ‘saving Shanghai dialect’ movement. Qualitative data analysis demonstrates five stages in the dialect planning process and reveals how individuals’ agency, when struggling and striving for local language rights, exert bottom-up influence upon language policy-making. The findings also unravel the social political duality between macro structure and individual agency. The paper ends with a discussion on the need to negotiate the individual agency in a more interactive and democratic dialog with predefined policy constraints. This study may have implications for multilingual/multidialectal contexts in other geographical locations where linguistic diversity in the local contexts is encountering shifts in language use and language changes. Besides, this study may also enrich applicability of the LMT framework which reveals the interactive and dynamic process by unbundling individual responses and influences on language planning.
      PubDate: 2016-09-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40299-016-0312-3
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