Department     Education Development and Learning Support Center
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2020/05
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Instructional Method and Impact of Pre-Departure Training for Study Abroad from the Viewpoint of Transfer of Learning
Contribution Type First author
Journal Journal of Japan Association for College and University Education
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page pp.95-104
Total page number 10
Details The purpose of this study was to analyze an instructional method and the impact of a pre-departure training for study abroad from the viewpoint of transfer of learning. We examined whether students utilized the learning content more while studying abroad when pre-departure training focused on promoting transfer of learning. We first took a close look at an existing pre-departure training for a short-term study abroad program, then through analysis of an issue of lack of learning transfer, we attempted to improve the pre-departure training. After this change, students’ description of the use of the target skill, recorded in their daily reflection, increased. Instruction during pre-departure training, which provided several roleplays pertaining to students’ real-life situation overseas followed by the evaluations to check their attainment and assure that the participants were equipped with the target skill, may have increased their use of the target skill during study abroad.
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