Tag Archives: Japan

EDEV_504 Week 3_1

I appreciated your answer to C’s question. In particular, your inclusion of the University of Edinburgh’s target population for widening participation (WP) made me consider the state in my current institution in Japan. I’d like to address that issue briefly … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 7_3

V, you ask a thoroughly interesting question about retention rates. I’d like to take up your offer to look at why implementation of theory into this is problematic. Tinto (2007) summarises much of what is known about why students drop … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_9

I thoroughly enjoyed your analysis of Barnett and agreed with many of your points. I’d like to elaborate on just one of them here: the hidden narrative of control that Barnett overlooks. Your description of the budget allocation on adjunct … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk9_4

In relation to the Japanese context, I couldn’t agree more when you wrote; “It is not about guiding students to elaborate possible selves but rather to give ideas of what the students should become.” There may be a tension amongst … 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 response wk8_8

A quick question. You wrote: In Chile, there is a historical tendency to teach as transmitting knowledge. However, younger teachers try to incorporate more of student-centred methodologies as well as technology to the learning experiences of learners enthusiastically. The first … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk1_12

I’m very pleased to meet you. Thank you for your interesting and well-thought out post. I was shocked to read that in South Africa, “there is still a perception that the black society may not have the intuition to learn … Continue reading

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