An analysis of students' experiences under the 'Communicative Course of Study Guidelines' in Japan

Bartlett, Kevin Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7341-7788 (2021) An analysis of students' experiences under the 'Communicative Course of Study Guidelines' in Japan. Tottori University Education Center Bulletin, 17. pp. 43-63. ISSN 2433-7862


Abstract

This paper explores the responses of 77 Japanese EFL students in regard to their learning under the “Communicative Course of Study Guidelines” that were fully implemented by April 2016 in high schools throughout Japan. It will look at the types of tasks students were presented with in the classroom, how much
opportunity was provided to communicate in English during classroom time, and whether they feel the goals of the guidelines were met on a personal level. Asking students about their learning journey and preferences in relation to studying in the Japanese EFL high school classroom will be valuable in informing teachers about their students preferences, and will allow University level educators to better understand the high school classroom environments that their students are coming into University from. Results showed that students are not being provided with communicative opportunities in their high school English classes as the guidelines recommend and that their desires to speak can be hindered based on
cultural constraints found within Educational environs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2021 Tottori University.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2021 23:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 04:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum policy, education praxis, Japanese EFL learners
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41243

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