The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher

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List of Papers (Total 20)

Development of a Scale Measuring Chinese Preservice Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs About the Physical Education Profession

This project aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale measuring Chinese preservice physical education teachers’ beliefs about the physical education profession (PPET-BPEP). The domains and items were created from a conceptual analysis of the previous literature and PPETs’ responses to an open-ended survey. Six experts in the field of physical education and educational...

Study-Abroad Experiences of Two South Korean Undergraduate Students in an English-Speaking and a Non-English-Speaking Country

Benefits of the study-abroad (SA) experience have been reported in many studies. However, most prior studies on EFL students’ SA experiences track students in relatively short ESL programs during school vacation months. In addition, EFL learners’ SA experiences in non-English-speaking countries, where English is not the L1, remain underexplored. Applying case study methodology...

Teaching Chinese to International Students in China: Political Rhetoric and Ground Realities

This paper presents an on-going study of the enactment of The International Promotion of Chinese Policy (国际汉语推广政策). It explores how Chinese teaching and learning take place in a Chinese university under the Study in China Programme which allows international students, after a period of intensive Chinese language learning, to transfer to academic courses taught in Chinese for...

The Effects of Virtual Reality Learning Environment on Student Cognitive and Linguistic Development

Virtual reality (VR) has brought about numerous alternative learning opportunities in the last decade, and with modern products such as Oculus Rift and other wearable Virtual Reality technologies being introduced into society, VR will promisingly continue to provide yet unseen opportunities in the next few decades and therefore is a technology that deserves serious consideration...

Autonomous Motivation in the Indonesian Classroom: Relationship with Teacher Support Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory

Self-determination theory (SDT) posits that teacher autonomy, competence, and relatedness support are crucial universal promotors for students’ interest in learning, which is in line with the general aims of positive education. This study examines the relationship between the three dimensions of students’ perception of Indonesian teachers´ autonomy, competence, and relatedness...

Students’ Decision-Making About Postgraduate Education at G University in China: The Main Factors and the Role of Family and of Teachers

The paper draws on findings from a case study which explored factors influencing students’ decision-making of postgraduate (PG) education at G University in China. Both questionnaires and follow-up interviews were used for data collection. This paper reports the main reasons for students’ choices of subject and institution for PG education, and the influences of families and...

Fostering Strategic Learning: The Development and Validation of the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ)

This article describes the development and validation of a survey instrument, the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ), designed to measure Chinese university students’ reported use of motivational regulation strategies in writing in English as a second/foreign language (L2). Conceptualized in a self-regulated learning framework, the WSMRQ was...

The Influence of Support for Innovation on Organizational Innovation: Taking Organizational Learning as a Mediator

The purpose of this study was to examine the role of organizational learning as a mediator variable between support for innovation and organizational innovation. Samples for this study were randomly selected from 22 technological colleges in Taiwan. The final sample included 322 participants in the full sample which accounted for 58.42 % of the sample. A structural equation...

School as Stakeholder of Corporate Social Responsibility Program: Teacher’s Perspective on Outcome in School Development

Knowledge of the outcome of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in school development in developing countries such as Malaysia is limited. This article examines types of CSR programs and the outcome on school development from the perspective of teachers. Data from a survey involving 273 teachers of schools that have participated in CSR programs, and data from focus...