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Can the European Language Portfolio be utilized in the Japanese context? An Analysis of the Theories and Contextual Differences for Developing an E-Portfolio
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, School of Cyber Society and Culture, The Graduate University for Advanced 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

Abstract

This study reports an interim finding for developing an e-portfolio, which is going to be used for supporting the Japanese university students’ English learning, based on the European Language Portfolio (ELP). The ELP is a set of educational documents for recording the process of foreign language learning and fostering the autonomous language learner established by the Council of Europe. The ELP have been used widely for exploring the better language learning centered around European countries nowadays. However, little is known about the applicability of the ELP in Asian Countries, especially in case of a country whose context is so called “monolingual” and “homogeneous” society such as Japan. Based on the research result about English learning among the Japanese university students (N=160), it is discussed about the contextual and methodological differences for developing an e-portfolio based on the ELP and the applicability of the proposed e-portfolio in Japan.

Citation

Ishibashi, Y. (2008). Can the European Language Portfolio be utilized in the Japanese context? An Analysis of the Theories and Contextual Differences for Developing an E-Portfolio. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 109-116). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 2, 2022 from .

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