A Case Study in Curriculum Development: Design and Evaluation of a New Course incorporating CALL and Fieldwork Research
Yasushige Ishikawa, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan ; Miki Nishu, Ritsumeikan University, Japan ; Masayuki Murakami, Craig Smith, Hidenori Shimomura, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
At Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, English Seminar, a new first-year English for Academic Purposes course was introduced in April 2006. English Seminar, a full academic year, three-hour per week course aims to support and challenge students as they make the transition from secondary school to university by offering instruction and practice in the basic research and academic oral presentation skills necessary to engage in university-level academic communities. The course activities are conducted individually and in small research teams. Students will be expected to thoroughly research and present on certain selected topics, either individually, or in small groups, utilizing the skills acquired in class. The research topics challenge the students to express themselves as individuals and as citizens of the global community. The course incorporates CALL and fieldwork research. This paper reports a case study of the implementation of this course, analysis of students’ presentations, and results of a post-course evaluation.
Ishikawa, Y., Nishu, M., Murakami, M., Smith, C. & Shimomura, H. (2008). A Case Study in Curriculum Development: Design and Evaluation of a New Course incorporating CALL and Fieldwork Research. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 707-716). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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