A collection of Curtis Kelly's research papers

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Development and Evaluation of a Prototype E-Learning Site to Train Japanese Elementary School Teachers How to Teach English to Children (Monbukagakusho research project)
This massive report represents a two-year Ministry of Education funded study on identifying the training needs of elementary school English teachers in Japan and developing an e-learning system to train them. (appendixes removed, contact author) Curtis Kelly, 2004
MEXT


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Acting Adult in the English Classroom
This article outlines the basic theories behind teaching adults, including Malcolm Knowles Andragogy. Curtis Kelly, 2004
Language Teacher


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Think Tank articles from ELT News
This is a collection of six articles on language teaching published in the ELT News Think Tank Curtis Kelly, 2000-2004
Language Teacher


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Welcome to the Ex Generation
Experiential education is in, and will become the mainstay of all educational activities in the future. Curtis Kelly, 2003
Cambridge Connection


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Planning an 8-Day English Camp for Japanese Elementary School Students
This article, in English and Japanese, explains how a university and Kyouiku Iinkai collaborated in making an English camp. The camp was centered on making the children members of First Nation tribes and engaging in activities. Curtis Kelly, 2003
Teachers Learning with Children


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Training Japanese Elementary School Teachers to Teach English
This paper begins with a simple analysis of the situation in Japan for elementary school English and continues by proposing a three part means to satisfy the teacher training deficit: 1) an extensive review of the literature, 2) an assessment of self-perceived and predicted training needs, and 3) development of a Web-based training site. Curtis Kelly, 2002
Language Teacher


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Trends in Higher Education in Asia
Three trends are influencing the future of our universities. They involve demographic changes in students and new understandings of how learning occurs. Curtis Kelly, 2002
ELT News


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The Power of Stories: Cognitive, Affective, and Developmental
Evidence also exists that our brains have evolved in such a way that framing information in a story format leads to a higher degree of comprehension and retention. Stories provide a forum for valuing and internalizing moral constructs, and forming a personal identity. Curtis Kelly, 2001
Tamkang University
Research Journal


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Teaching EFL Writing: Two Seminal Articles
Two articles have shaped the pedagogy we use for teaching writing in Asia. This paper discusses those articles, their impact, and how together, they point the way to what we should teach. Curtis Kelly, 2001
Tamkang University
Research Journal


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A Literature Review on Web-Based Training
IT advances have put new educational technologies on the horizon that are having a major impact on higher education, both public and private. This paper examines trends in Web-based training, Web-based training theory, and web-based training design. Curtis Kelly, 2001
(unpublished)


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A Literature Review on Website Design
As in all media, design is an important part of the communication. A website is no exception. This paper examines planning models, content design, page design, and site design to determine the key criteria of superior website design. Curtis Kelly, 2001
(unpublished)


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Shufu in the Educational Arena:
An Evaluation of the Institutional and Situational Needs
of Japanese Housewives
Japanese schools establishing adult education programs need information on the educational needs of suburban shufu (housewives). The purpose of this study was to assess the situational and educational needs of shufu through focus groups. Curtis Kelly, 2000
Japanese Society, 4


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The Coming Education Boom in Japan
Trend analysis using demographic and other information shows that Japan is on the brink of an adult education boom, similar to the one America experienced in the 1980s. In what ways can Japanese educational institutions prepare for this new type of learner? Curtis Kelly, 1999
Japanese Society, 3


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Adult Education:
Do Trends in America Foreshadow Trends in Japan?
Due to the decreasing population of eighteen-year olds, many Japanese colleges and universities are facing a severe shortage of students. This event is unprecedented in Japan but not elsewhere, where the mass return of adults to higher education caused major changes to education. Will the same occur in Japan, and if so, will Japan be ready? Curtis Kelly, 1998
Language Teacher


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David Kold, The Experiential Theory of Learning, and ESL
It will soon be twenty years old, but the Theory of Experiential Learning has had little presence in ESL. "Experiential" learning is not just "fieldwork" or "praxis," it is a theory that defines the cognitive processes of learning. In particular, it asserts the importance of critical reflection in learning. Curtis Kelly, 1997
I-TESL Journal


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A Review of Traditional and Current Theories of Motivation
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Layout Rules for Desktop Publishing
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Adult Education in the West -- Part I
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The End of Leadership
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