Category Archives: Japan

EDEV_505 Week 8_2

After reading about the issues in university admission in the US about the tension between egalitarianism and meritocracy (Caldwell, Shapiro, & Gross, 2007; Shom, 2006), I decided to share a story about university entrance that affected me in my previous … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk9_2

Thanks for these references. They can be my between-module reading. Robert Aspinall (2013) has studied the role of the Japanese university. As an institution, it was founded on the structures of western establishments but not the philosophy. All of the … Continue reading

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Edev_502 wk9

Following on last week’s discussion on the social nature of learning, the topic moved on to see how social reproduction or transformation is brought about through education. In an affective sense, this subject forces one to consider those negative aspects … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_5

I am utterly, completely, absurdly convinced of the value of social constructivism especially as it impacts on second or foreign language learning. I wish that my students were, but your post brings up two points that I should clarify. 1) … Continue reading

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