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Realizing internationalization at home through english-medium courses at a japanese university: Strategies to maximize student learning

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dc.contributor.author Ishikura, Yukiko
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-04T17:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-04T17:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015 spa
dc.identifier.citation Ishikura, Y. (2015). Realizing internationalization at home through english-medium courses at a japanese university: Strategies to maximize student learning. HLRC. Higher Learning Research Communications, 5(1), 11-28. spa
dc.identifier.issn 21576254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/4645
dc.description.abstract In 2009, the Japanese government launched the Global 30 (G30) Project, a new initiative to internationalize universities. Selected universities had to create English-medium degree programs at undergraduate level in order to stimulate “internationalization at home.” The G30 Project represented a major shift in the focus of internationalization efforts from quantitative to qualitative outcomes. Using a case study approach, this paper investigates one G30 program and the attempts made to open up English-medium course offerings to the wider student body. It explores two related issues: level setting and student attrition. A mixed methods approach was used with data gathered from students and course instructors. Sanford’s (1966/2009) “support and challenge” conceptual framework, as adapted by J. M. Bennett (1993), and Vygotsky’s (1978) “zone of proximal development and scaffolding” were employed. Results showed that to maximize learning it was important to have strategies to maintain a high level of course content while also providing targeted support to students at appropriate times. Effective strategies for reducing course attrition were identified. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other English-medium course spa
dc.subject.other English-medium instruction spa
dc.title Realizing internationalization at home through english-medium courses at a japanese university: Strategies to maximize student learning spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2015) spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.18870/hlrc.v5i1.237
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Educación bilingüe spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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