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Applying the Flipped Learning Model to an English-Medium Nursing Course

  • Choi, Heeseung;Kim, Jeongeun;Bang, Kyung-Sook;Park, Yeon-Hwan;Lee, Nam-Ju;Kim, Chanhee
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.45 no.6
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    • pp.939-948
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    • 2015
  • Purpose: An emerging trend in Asian higher education is English-medium instruction (EMI), which uses English as the primary instructional language. EMI prepares domestic students for international leadership; however, students report difficulty in learning, and educators have raised questions concerning the effectiveness of EMI. The flipped learning model (FLM), in which lecture and homework activities for a course are reversed, was applied to an English-medium course offered by a college of nursing in Korea. The aims of this study were to: 1) revise an existing English-medium nursing course using the FLM; 2) explore students' learning experiences and their acceptance of the FLM; and 3) identify key factors in the success of FLM. Methods: We used a descriptive, cross-sectional, mixed-methods design and the participants were students at one nursing school in Korea. A series of course development meetings with faculties from the nursing school and the center for teaching and learning were used to develop the course format and content. We conducted course evaluations using the Flipped Course Evaluation Questionnaire with open-ended questions and focus group interviews. Results: Students (N=75) in a 15-week nursing course responded to a survey after completing the course. Among them, seven students participated in one of two focus groups. Overall, students accepted and favored the flipped learning strategy, and indicated that the method enhanced lecture content and their understanding of it. Factors associated with effective instruction included structured monitoring systems and motivational environments. Conclusion: The FLM requires sufficient preparation to facilitate student motivation and maximize learning outcomes.

A Comparative Study on College English-Medium Instruction Policy between China and Korea (중국과 한국의 대학 영어강의 정책 비교)

  • Ko, Jang-Wan;Wei, Yuting
    • Korean Journal of Comparative Education
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    • v.24 no.5
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    • pp.1-25
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    • 2014
  • This study intended to examine the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) policy in terms of developmental background and current situation in Chinese and Korean higher education institutions and to provide policy implications for each country. EMI policy in China and Korea shared common characteristics that the EMI courses in both countries were expanded through government leadership at the beginning in order to respond to internationalization since early 2000s. In terms of the differences, EMI policy in China aimed to improve educational quality and nurture bilingual talents while in Korea it primarily aimed to attract international students and internationalize universities. Although both governments took the lead in implementing the policy, universities in two nations responded differently. While the Chinese universities merely followed the government policy to expand EMI courses, its Korean counterparts had a more strong intention to increase EMI courses. Related policy implications were addressed.

Flipping an EMI Physics Class: Implications of Student Motivation and Learning Strategies for the Design of Course Contents

  • Ancliff, Mark;Kang, Alin
    • International Journal of Contents
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.1-11
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    • 2017
  • This paper studies the effect of flipping the classroom in undergraduate physics classes using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Data on student use of learning strategies, course satisfaction level and perceptions of the flipped classes were collected through a survey including close-ended and open-ended questions. The sample size was 71 students in flipped classes, with 60 students in non-flipped classes used as a control group (total N=131). It was found that students in the flipped classes showed greater intrinsic goal orientation (p<.05), control of learning beliefs (p<.05), and use of critical thinking (p<.01) than those in the non-flipped classes. While the survey highlighted problems of student engagement with the pre-class activities, students who had previous experience with online classes committed more time to pre-class, suggesting that engagement may improve with exposure to blended learning. It is concluded that the flipped classroom helps students develop their identities as self-directed learners, but that more support is necessary for weaker students in the EMI context. Implications are drawn for the content design of flipped EMI classrooms.

A Study on EMI (English Medium Instruction) at Engineering Department in East Asian and European Countries (동아시아와 유럽 공과대학에서의 영어매개(EMI) 강의 연구)

  • Jeon, Young-Joo
    • Proceedings of the Korea Contents Association Conference
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    • pp.155-156
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    • 2019
  • 표준영어에 대한 집착과 압박으로 EMI를 실행한 바 있는 우리나라 일부 공과대학에서의 EMI 강의에 대한 부작용으로 잠시 붐을 이루었던 공과대학에서의 EMI는 소강상태를 보이고 있다. 이에 영어가 모국어가 아닌 국가인 다른 국가의 공과대학에서의 EMI 강의 실태와 동향을 살펴보고, 효과적 EMI 정책을 우리나라에서 펼 수 있는 시사점을 본 연구에서 찾아보고자 한다.

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A Study on the Teaching Method for a Efficient EMI Education of Engineering major Subjects (공학 전공과목 영어강의에서 효율적인 교수법 연구)

  • Lee, Boo-Hyung
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.13 no.6
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    • pp.188-194
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    • 2010
  • This paper deals with a teaching method in EMI(English Medium Instructor) Education for engineering major subjects which is accomplished between non-native english speaking professors and students. Goals of EMI in non-english speaking countries will be both a improvement of communication ability and understanding of the major subjects. However, when students who have a low level-english ability participate in english class, it is necessary to analyze whether they can obtain above goals or not and to study on a teaching method for them. The english classes were aimed at students at the college of engineering who have 200-420 TOEIC average score. The research was proceeded by course evaluations to three direct EMI and surveys that were performed targeting all students participated in english class. The proposed research results may lead to development of EMI for students who have a low level- english ability and give them a better understanding and interest of major subjects.

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The Dilemma of Language in Education Policies in Ghana and Tanzania

  • Dzahene-Quarshie, Josephine;Moshi, Lioba
    • Cross-Cultural Studies
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    • v.36
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    • pp.149-173
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    • 2014
  • This paper examines language policies of Ghana and Tanzania (former British Colonies) since independence. The view that language use in education is a problem for African countries is evident in the ever changing language in education policies in many African countries. Because of the inevitable multilingual situation in many African countries, there are unavoidable challenges in their quest to adopt a language policy that works for the entire country since it is not practical to adopt all the languages spoken in the country as Media of Instruction. Ghana is not immune to this challenge and has fallen victim to this tendency to change the language in education policy from time to time in an attempt to adopt a satisfactory policy which would yield the intended results. Tanzania, however, is one of the few African countries that have found a sustainable language in education policy since independence. Nonetheless, it has its fair share of challenges as a consequence of the perceived competition between Kiswahili and English as official languages. The paper discusses the challenges that both Ghana and Tanzania face against the background of colonization. The paper also offers a discussion on possible future perspectives for the two countries.