Month: October 2015

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The Field Trip Project Asia: Developing 21st Century Competencies through Cross-Cultural Art Projects

This paper will examine the impact that cross-cultural art projects have on the development of 21st Century Competencies in students. Following the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, relief supplies including used school backpacks were sent to children in affected areas to help rebuild lives. To avoid excess supplies from being disposed of,

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The Innovation of Music and Computer Courses Designed to Improve the Skills of Thai Music Students in Silpakorn University

Music and Computer The Music and Computer course is designed to improve the skills of Thai music students both majors and minors at the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. Computer functions in the course as a musical tool incorporated with music software for notating, recording, as well as creating other musical works related to the

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Visualization in Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Interior Design Education: A Case Study at Sunway University

The utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology has revolutionized the architecture and interior design industry globally in recent years. This technology promotes a more efficient approach in the design visualization process and it provides enhancement of productivity. Similar to other developing countries, the employment of BIM in Malaysia has presented new challenges to both

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Real Science in Clear English

Real Science in Clear English The Issue English dominates the world of science. In order for students in countries such as China, India, Asia and the Middle East to compete globally in their fields, an increasing number of their tertiary institutes use English – rather than local languages – as the medium of instruction. However,

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The Educational Philosophy and Teaching Style Preferences of College Faculty at the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA

This study aimed to determine the educational philosophies and teaching styles of the college faculty of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in the campuses of Las-Piñas, Molino, and Calamba, south of Metro Manila. It sought to determine the relationships of educational philosophy, teaching styles, and demographic variables of the college faculty; and compare

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Possibility of Implementing Multiple Intelligence Theory Based English Instruction for Remedial Purposes

Decreasing English skills among new university students have been reported over the years in Japan. Some solutions adopted to overcome this problem include implementing remedial courses, facilitating support centers, and introducing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). However, in the present circumstances, university students’ English levels have been becoming progressively worse for years, and the

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The Usefulness of Curriculum Mapping in Writing Learning Modules

This study sought to determine the usefulness of curriculum mapping in teaching Asian History. As the High School Social Studies Coordinator, I found it essential to conduct a research on how curriculum maps enable the teachers in our academic unit to articulately plan the curriculum and effectively deliver instruction. Is curriculum mapping useful in teaching

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Student Empowerment Pathways to Poverty Alleviation: Nurturing Innovative Teachers and Education Leaders

The Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA), under which this study was carried out, aims at addressing chronic poverty through the expansion of educational opportunities to at least one child of every identified poor household by sending them to school to finish a college degree. Philippine Normal University, as the National Center for Teacher

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Finding a Place for Karate-Do in Mainstream Education

This paper discusses some of the benefits of including karate-do lessons in schools. It begins by providing a brief history of karate-do which originated on the small island of Okinawa, South of mainland Japan and its intimate relationship with education and the Japanese school system. In order to determine its merit we will look at

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New Thinking about Strategy, Power and Victory in the Twenty-First Century

It is normal to talk about foreign policy strategy, in the sense of achieving the national interest, but the language of strategy is often implicitly linked to the language of the military: achieving power over enemies and defeating them. While this conceptualization of strategy was perhaps relevant as recently as the Cold War, it is

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Changing Security Dynamics in East Asia and Its Impacts on South Korea’s Middle Power Diplomacy

China’s economic and military rise in recent decades has begun to change East Asian regional security order, dominated by the US since the end of World War II based on hub-and-spoke alliance system. Not only is China increasingly aggressive over its maritime territorial disputes in East China and South China seas, but also aspires a

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Transnational Crimes of Human Trafficking in Malacca Strait: National Security Threat Analysis

This paper is an elaboration of the research results generated from three activities: a meta-analysis, field studies and reflexivity. The fieldwork took place in Melaka and Dumai. The network of human smuggling in the Malacca Strait takes three main forms:fraud and demand models and the other is necessity model. The first two models are most

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Japan-China Game: Navigating Through the Risk Zone

This research aims to analyze the recent developments in the strategic interactions between Japan and China over their territorial disputes in the East China Sea from the perspective of game-theoretical modeling. The methodology of this study includes application of deterrence and compellence models to Sino-Japanese territorial disputes. Using Bayes’ theorem I develop a game with

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Yasukuni, The Soft Power of Clashing Identities

Yasukuni Jinja, or Shrine for a Peaceful Nation, in Tōkyō was established by Emperor Meiji to commemorate those who gave their lives for the nation. In our contemporary times Yasukuni has however become shrouded by an ideological aura of the pre-war system where it became the “citadel of military ideology” which it is perceived to

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Security for Development: Tun Abdul Razak’s National Security Strategy

Socio-economic and socio-political stability are closely related with national security. Thus, security and development in these two aspects played a crucial roles as it seen by the ruling political elitists as two sides of the same coin, especially to counter communist insurgents. Eventhough, the First Emergency (1948-1960) was declared over in 1960, the communist illegal

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A Synopsis of Theoretical (I.R) Perspectives on Peace Operations

Within the broad APSec 2015 conference theme of “Power”, this research proposal embraces the twin thematic streams of ‘International Relations Theory’ and ‘Intervention, Peacekeeping and the Responsibility to Protect’. The post-Cold War era has witnessed significant increase in the size and scope of peace operations. However, the role and purpose of peace operations have not

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A Five Year Follow-Up Study of Fellowship Baptist College Graduates Basis for Student Development Program

This study was conducted to determine the extent of the contribution of the student services of the Fellowship Baptist College have in the enhancement of the skills of the graduates in their performance at the present job. A total of 100 graduates from 1999 to 2004 were the respondents of the study. These graduates were