An investigation of students’ preferences in Japanese teaching and learning

Winch, Junko (2020) An investigation of students’ preferences in Japanese teaching and learning. Global Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 10 (1). pp. 72-84. ISSN 2301-2595

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The teachers in the individualist country usually teach students using individualist approach while teachers in the collectivist countries teach students using collectivist approach. However, teachers and students do not usually share the same educational culture in language classrooms. The purpose of this study has two: first, to examine individualist and collectivist characteristics; second, to ascertain the students’ teaching preference whether it is individualist or collectivist approach in a British university. Participants were 19 students who study Japanese language through institution wide language program at a British university in the South of England. The collected data consist of two: questionnaire and an informal interview, both of which were conducted at the end of spring term 2019. The data were analysed using mixed methods. The quantitative results showed that students preferred a mixture of both educational cultures. The ratio of individualist: collectivist: neutral position was 74:11:16 in spite of the fact that this study was conducted in an individualist education culture.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Collectivist, educational culture, higher education, Individualist, Japanese learning
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 09:20
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2020 15:21

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