Month: March 2016

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Tagubhang: The Lifeblood of Living Traditions

Tagubhang is a literary theory conceived through the inspiration of the continuous rendition and performance of the oral narrative tradition of the people of Partido, a culturally-rich district in Camarines Sur, Bicol Region, Philippines. It has been conceived upon the observation of the poetics of the oral narratives locally called as osipon, systematically collected in

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The Study on Cost Comparisons of Various Card Sorting Methods

Card sorting has always been recognized as the most economical and effective method used to elicit users’ cognition. Therefore, it has been applied as the most common method to design libraries web information architectures based on user centered concepts. However, according to Nielsen’s 2004 study, to conduct card sorting experiments, the most appropriate number of

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User Friendly Requirements for Remodeling of Science Libraries: A Photo-Elicitation Study

Due to impacts of the internet and digital technology, the role and function of the university libraries are continually changing. University libraries provide comfortable and convenient spaces that are considered as the ‘second classroom’ for the students. For the College of Science, which gives more focus on experimental light reading, Science Libraries will definitely establish

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John Updike and the Grandeur of American Suburban Life

The standing of John Updike (1932-2009), a multiple prize-winning author of more than 60 books, has suffered over the last two decades. Updike’s great subject was ordinary middle class America. He strove to illuminate the truths of small town America, to reveal the beauty in its ordinariness. Updike captures the texture of ordinary American life

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Digital Writing in the Workplace: The Present and the Future

As in most other fields of the humanities, writing has been greatly transformed by digital technologies, and this transformation is still undergoing. Writing is an omnipresent activity, both in our personal and professional lives. In professional settings in particular, writing receives growing attention from scholars because of its key role in the knowledge economy. Indeed,

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Pali-Sanskrit Word and Expression Used in the Royal Tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Through an analysis of Pali-Sanskrit (PL-SKT) word and expression employed in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej as bestowed to graduates in commencement ceremonies of Thailand during B.E.2493-2537, the objectives of this study were to explore PL-SKT word and its sound and semantic change used in the royal tutelage of HM King Bhumibol

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The Otaku Culture in Brazil: The Brazilian Manga, The Impact in Medias and the Cultural Miscegenation Processes

The theme of the presentation is the Japanese pop culture in Brazil. The goal is to analyze the Brazilian manga, the cultural miscegenation process among Brazilian creators and the constitution of the otaku communities. In the translation of the otaku culture and its media products to Brazil, to the example of what always happened in

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Applying a Project Management Strategy to Rule of Law Programs: Recommendations for Myanmar Based on Lessons Learned From Afghanistan

Since 2003, the US government and international partners have worked to develop the rule of law in Afghanistan. This effort has focused on areas such as the judicial system, corrections system, informal justice system, legislative reform, legal education and anticorruption efforts. In a report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, RoL programs

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“Drum-Taps: Whitman’s Problematic Legacy as a War Poet “

Walt Whitman is hailed as a democratic poet or even the poet of America; his Drum Taps and Sequel to Drum Taps, however, do not support this view since they fail to present a consistent whole in terms of their attitude and tone. The poems in these collections stand out with their evasive attitude towards

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New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition

“New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition” was a recent studio-based exhibition of ceramic sculptures from local clay found on the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) campus, Brunei Darussalam. Geiger-Ho’s solo exhibition represented a body of work and its relationship to Brunei’s creative industries. Geiger-Ho’s exhibition was intended to be a teaching model

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Future Development in Community Murals and Future Investment in Teaching Artists

Prof. Kong Ho, a teaching artist for more than 25 years and a muralist for 18 years of them, considers himself to be a good source of “archived” experiences that he can share with others who might find them beneficial. This paper explores his inclusive and expansive study into community murals and the role of

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The Reflection of Justice in Performing Art: A Case Study of Contemporary Performing Art “Mae-Dok-Bhu-Som”

The Lady of the Camellias (La Dame aux camelias) by Alexandre Dumas, Fils, is the most famous French novel, firstly published in 1848. It was translated and published in Thai language by Sangworn Krileak (first publication in 1981). The literature illustrated the social problems related with French morality during the middle of 1800s. It presents sentimentality

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Allied Health Undergraduate Research of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute: A Content Analysis

Educational institutions actively contribute to the research base of a profession through the scholarly outputs produced by their graduates. The content of these outputs reflects the research thrust of the institution and the quality of the researches written. This study analyzed the content of theses submitted to Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Medical Radiation Technology undergraduate

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Ideas of Justice and Punishment in Frank Johnson’s “Famous Detective Stories”

In 1939, after many decades of debate around the value of different types of reading, Australia imposed import restrictions ‘ the main target of these restrictions being ‘pulp’ fiction ‘ that lasted twenty years. In response to this regulatory action a number of publishing houses emerged, almost overnight, to fill the void and supply Australian

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Serving Justice at Multiple Levels: Emotional Satisfactions Created in Yumemakura Baku’s “Abe No Seimei” Stories

Justice is considered universally a core value of the human world, although different cultures and times have their own specific approaches to justice and principles of measuring whether justice has been done. In different contexts, the scope and ponderings concerning justice are also very different. In response to the LibrAsia 2016 call to look into

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Academic Library Buildings in the Electronic Age in the Philippines: A Study of Planning and Design Considerations

Academic library buildings are important centers for the efficient delivery of library services. This study primarily sought to determine the planning and design considerations that led to the satisfaction among the selected academic library buildings completed between 2003 to 2013 in the Philippines. This study, which utilized descriptive method of research, revealed significant similarities on

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Disneyization of Davao City’s Public Spaces: The Myth and Amusement in Kublai Millan’s Not-So-Indigenous Sculptures

This paper explores the relationship between the role of Davao-based artist Kublai Millan’s gigantic art sculptures and the Disneyization of the public spaces in Davao City. This paper further argues how the sculptures were considered as authentic representations of indigenous peoples and cultures in the city, as well as depictions of nationalism, indigeneity and visual

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Justice As Mercy and Revenge: Antigone, Medea, Montecristo, Yong Pal

This paper is about personal justice understood in two of its opposite manifestations, mercy and revenge, and oriented against official and public law seen as untrustworthy. It is also about globalized archetypes and intercultural communication. The archetype chosen for mercy is Sophocle’s play Antigone, and the archetype for revenge is Euripides’ Medea. Some evolution will be

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Role of Televisual Literacy in Second Language Teaching

In non-native English speaking countries like Asian countries, where English is learnt as second language, teachers explore innovative practices for SLT. Televisual aids are really helpful as teaching tool. The present paper is writer’s endeavour to know how and why they work. Television, in present days, is used in social system by 95%. Although in

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September 11, 2001: U.S. Ruling Class Agenda for Hegemony

The attacks of September 11, 2001 represented a turning point in modern history. The United States’ territories were attacked for the second time ever, victims belonged to different nationalities, ethnicities and religions; and the attacks received intensive, long-lasting, coverage by media agencies across the globe. Additionally, the attacks were followed by a US-led global war

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The Ingenuity of Kapampangan Novels in the 20th Century

The inquiry is a breakthrough attempt to initiate an investigation on Kapampangan novels that have flourished in the early 20th century after more than three centuries of Spanish conquest and during the early part of the American occupation. The province of Pampanga which has been inaugurated by Spain in 1571 has recorded multiple revolts against

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The Co-Created Performing Artistic Space: The Urban Office Garden

One of the natural spaces closest to human living space is the garden, the outdoor space which could integrate natural energy of fire, wind, water, earth, and air into our daily life, directly enhance our holistic health of body, mind, and spirit. In some cultures, like Japanese Zen gardening, the garden space is the area

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Between Justice and Love: Buffy Summers as Chosen Vampire Slayer

This study discusses how the different morals of justice and love are thematized in the role of Buffy Summers, the main protagonist in the Saturn Award-winning TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Prior to the 20th century, vampire served as antagonists, depicted as the embodiment of evil in various media. The modern vampire genre has

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Yogad Folksongs of Echague: Reflections of Life and of Love

This paper endeavored to translate a collection of Yogad folk songs of Echague, Isabela, Philippines. It further explores the folk songs thematically to establish the Yogad’s identity as indigenous peoples. The paper establishes the significant role of folk songs in the life cycle of the Yogad tribe reflecting their culture and traditions. This is a

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The Effect of Explicit Grammar Instruction on Language Learning

Explicit grammar instruction in the second language (L2) classroom is an increasingly important area that requires more research. Second language acquisition (SLA) researchers investigate the role of explicit grammar instruction and its impact on achievement. However, the findings are inconclusive. The present study, therefore, sets out to investigate the impact of teaching the target language

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Peaking Emotions Positively: Discovering Viewers’ Justice in Reality TV and all Its Glory!

In the current glory of reality TV, the ideology of viewers’ justification revolves highly around their acceptance and recognition of the TV series. In truth, reality TV possess high capability in influencing viewers’ feelings and emotions despite of viewers’ inability to notice their affection towards the content of the show. This was stated as the

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A Bibliometric Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Literature (1989-2014)

The technology acceptance model (TAM) has generated a long-term impact on management research and recent education literature. However, only little attention was given to bibliographically review the literature development on the ideas of technology acceptance. While many research reviews focused on reexamining the interrelationships among TAM constructs through meta analysis, only few provided systematic overview

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The Ghostly Double: The Crisis of (Gendered) Subjectivity and Self in Asato Mari’s “Bairokeshon”

From Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” to Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” the double or doppelg√§nger motif remains prevalent in psychological horror films. The idea of a divided/ duplicated self involves the disassociation of one’s identity that often results in the creation of an uncontrollable evil ‘other’. Moreover, the double is deeply connected to the Freudian concept of

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An Investigation on Vibrotactile Emotional Patterns for Blindfolded People

Different feeling and cognition was often triggered by the tactile exploration process, such as the reaction of tactile emotional linking. These reaction might occur in different patterns of Human-Computer interaction. According to the compilation of relevant literature, the previous works lacked this important issue that deeply investigate the cognition of vibrotactile emotion. Therefore, it is

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Affective Learning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO)

Online Games are created by having certain content specification for users to play with each other through an imaginative virtual environment. The key elements for each game differ based on the gaming objectives that can demonstrate analytical gaming skills among users. However, previous research indicates that in comparison to successful virtual game of Massively Multiplayer

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Survey on the Role of Visual Arts in Reading Motivation and Visual Tranquility among Managers, Librarians and Library Users of Tehran

This research studies the role of artistic atmosphere in public libraries in order to create reading motivation and providing visual tranquility for the clients. The main role of public library is to disseminate information without discrimination and help social justice to reduce information gap of the society. So libraries can use visual arts to attract

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Discussion and Application of 3D and 2D Aperture Problems

In Kinetic art, most visual effects are related to visual psychology. By the mean of literature review, this current study analyzed the dynamics optical illusion between the 3D aperture problems caused by rotating the form with spiral pattern and the 2D aperture problems caused by dynamic flat line from the angle of visual psychology. Based

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Using a Role Play to Improve Stress and Intonation for Thai Learners

The purpose of this study was to improve learners’ pronunciation focusing on word stress and intonation through a role play. From the purposive random sampling method, 45 of the first year bachelor’s degree students who study in Rajamanagala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima in the first semester of the academic year 2015, were selected

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A Preliminary Study of Sports Picture Books applied on High School Special Education Students’ Sports Cognition and Sports Learning Interests

The development about cognition, personality, morality, and life could be promoted on picture books (Lin & Wu, 2014). In the past picture books were widely used in special education areas such as, life education (Peng, 2013), social skills (Tsai, 2014), and gender education (Chang, 2014). Nevertheless the utilization in the special physical education field of

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Justice- Adrift in the Filmosphere

The world of cinema treats ‘justice’ in a nuanced way. If the film depicts conflict zones, justice sometimes becomes the kernel of the chronicle. Lemon Tree (2008) and J√Æn (2013) ‘ from Israel and Turkey are two of the films which convey post-positivist connotations of justice. Lemon Tree is an Israeli film directed by Eran

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Embedding of Buddhism Reflected through the Language of Thai People

Language and religion are regarded as the human’s culture. Human succeeds to religion through the language usage. Meanwhile, religion influences to language usage of people in each society. In Thailand, most populations follow Buddhism. Thereby, Buddhism is held as the important base of Thai culture. Mostly, thoughts of Thai people as well as the language

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An Act of Not Forgetting: Representation of 1965’s Events in Leila S. Chudori’s “Pulang” and N. Riantiarno’s “Cermin Merah”

The events of 1965 are one of unforgettable events in Indonesia history. Many of Indonesian people believed that Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI) or Indonesia communist party was responsible for kidnapping and murdering seven highly-ranked Indonesia army generals. Later on, this act was considered to be an act of coup d’Etat to the government. Their cruel

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The Law of the Ghost: Late Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories in China and Britain

The laws of the human world is often seen as inadequate in implementing justice, so that imaginations about an alternative law appear frequently in literature, and that is the law of the ghost. Cultural imaginations of the ghost in both East and West are closely related with ideas of justice. In traditional Chinese culture the

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A Communication Requirements Research of Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy

This study looks into the communication needs of a young cerebral palsy (CP) patient with severe physical disability and speech impairment. This individual case study involves interviews with the caretaker, observation of the patient’s living habits, and development of customized assistive technology. A vocabulary database of the patient is made for the development of an

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Schematic Figures As Foregrounding Elements in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech

A writer’s style of persuasion is worth analysing, especially when this style can serve as a powerful tool to convey the writer’s persuasive goal in a speech as well as to highlight the aesthetics of the language used. In this case, a writer can use certain linguistic features to function as foregrounding elements in the

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The Relation between Justice and Martyrdoms in Religious Art: The Paintings in the Church of the Gesù Depicting Japanese Martyrdoms

Martyrdoms are powerful political instruments that convey different aspects of the concept of justice. Legally speaking, they refer to public executions carried out as punishment for breaking the law. However, they are usually regarded as unjust acts performed by a ruling class which, ultimately, strengthen the martyr’s righteous cause. This multifaceted relationship between the concepts

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The Sound Exchange of Movement: A Study on the Current Soundscape Conditions of Taiwan’s Metro System

Soundscape developed in Europe and Canada. In 1996, it was incorporated into urban planning in Japan. In recent years, Taiwan has begun attaching value to the conceptual application of soundscape, which is reflected on the actuation of the 2015 Taipei Soundscape project. The development of the rapid transit in Taiwan is entering into its second

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“The White Man’s Burden”: Politics of Volunteer Tourism

This conceptual paper explores critically the political economy of volunteer tourism along the lines of a ‘white savior complex’ and argues that the meanings, practices, and policies of volunteer tourism development continue to be informed by colonial thought, resulting in disempowerment of the rural populations in the Third World and making volunteer tourism an avenue

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Production of Urban Spaces for the Creation of a ‘Modern Society’ In Turkey

The creation of a new culture, following the proclamation of the Republic and Turkish Revolution is the embodiment of an excessive passion. In Turkey’s experience, modernization (and westernization) was achieved by a plan introduced from the top. This plan was achieved by several reforms on political, legal, cultural, social, and economic policy debates for the

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Archival Institution as Agent of Representation of Religious Plurality in Indonesia

Using qualitative research through literature analysis, this paper hows archival institutions could act as a strategic agent of representation to develop a network with religious communities in Indonesia. Thus, they all together could collect, preserve, and exhibit religious archives. Through that action, religious archives collection in the archival institution could represent the plurality of religions

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Experts Collaboration: Improving Information Services for Maritime Community in Indonesia

Maritime people’s livelihood is selling processed marine products. They need some information to produce variety commodity and improve the quality. Moreover coastal people is difficult to have freshwater because of sea intrusion into wells. They have to get water from distant places. However some of them have low level of information literacy. Furthermore some are

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The Attitude of the Pre-Islamic Arabs towards Arts and Crafts

From the late Roman period the Saracens (the Arabs of Arabia) were described by the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus (c. 380 CE.) as follows: “Nor does any member of their tribe ever take plow in hand or cultivate a tree, or seek food by the tillage of the land; but they are perpetually wandering over

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Bribing for the Truth: A Comparative Study of Guanxi and Justice through Geling Yan’s “The Uninvited”

Geling Yan, one of the world’s most well-known writers in diaspora literature, has produced a substantial body of works in both Chinese and English. This paper attempts to provide a comparative analysis of the two conceptions of justice and guanxi through her English novel The Uninvited (2006). Drawing on theoretical bases from Jacques Derrida, John

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Thinking Outside the Box: Connecting Users with Collection Building and Management: A Case Study in a Research Library

Libraries are continually focused on how to provide better service to users. This is even more critical for a research library whose users have specific information needs based on the research focus. Instead of passive reference service, libraries should think outside the box to proactively engage users from upstream, i.e. collection building and management. The

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“Hao Shi Duo Mo”: The Combination Practice of Gameplay and Culture Art with IPO-AER Principle

A grindstone was a kind of tool for rural people to grind beans, wheat or other Ingredients to produce food further by human power or animal power in early Taiwan. As time progresses and technology develops, this tool has gradually not been used in modern life of Taiwan, but for many elders, the grindstone is

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Aesthetics of Villages: Analysis of Related Cases in the Combination of Art and Living

This study use the village is not only an art museum but art of life as the main ideology, to investigate and review domestic as well as foreign relevant cases for past five years, and summarize the present and future development trend of community design. The purposes of this research are (1) to understand the

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Applying Digital Media Design in Elementary School: A Case Study of the Soma Cube

SOMA cube is a block that combines seven units of different shapes. With diverse assembly methods, these seven blocks can be created to unlimited shapes. Practice the SOMA which implies space record that may therefore enhance the learner’s sense of space memories and designing creativities. This study is to explore all possible profit that can

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The Medieval University

Medieval Europe saw the emergence of the university. In Italy, France, and England universities developed from the late eleventh century to take on the role of educating the young for future careers. In many ways the medieval university appears quite unlike the university of today, with its numerous departments and its huge student body. Yet

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Using an Ontology to Develop the Learning Outcomes in Library

Recently, Learning Outcomes(LO) are relevance feedback information from learning activities in the university. Library is a centre of the resource services to support these activities. However, stakeholders are student, teacher, department, faculty and university which have different activities and goals. In this study, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University Library is used as case study, it provides

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The Investigation Research of the Group of Active Aging with Experiencing the High-Tech Eco-Travel Interactive Situation

With the rapid aging of the world population trends and technology, Eco-tourism has become one of the elderly’s relaxing and travel patterns. This research first begins with scenario approach ‘i-Travel’ Ecotourism interactive scenarios, and continues with the original design method to conduct the interactive model and simulation. We invited the active aging group for experience,

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Overlooking Injustices for National Pride: Inside the Australian War Memorial’s Representation of the Papua New Guineans During WWII

War is sometimes argued as necessary in maintaining peace and justice. During the Second World War the Australian government sent troops to Papua New Guinea to thwart the imminent invasion of Australia by the Japanese. As a consequence, the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea was the site of some of the most desperate and

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Effects of Robotic Dogs as Catalysts for Social Interactions: A Preliminary Study

As robotics technologies are advancing at an ever increasing rate, robotic pets have emerged in the market offering companionship and socialization to users, including robot-assisted activity. However, the effects of robotic analogues of living dogs as social catalysts remain unclear. Can robotic dogs act as catalysts for human social interactions like real dogs? How do

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Constructing a Rubrics of Peer Assessment Applied on Online Course in 2D Animation Production

The continues controversy about the fairness on peer assessment. However, in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) environment, a huge amount of assignment had to use in peer assessment. According to the previous research, constructing a rubrics could help learners understand the evaluation criteria and improve the fairness issue. However, the literature of rubrics which was

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Digital Humanities from the Ground Up: The Tamil Digital Heritage Project at the National Library, Singapore

To commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence in 2015, a community-led group sought to present a gift to the nation in the form of a digital collection of 50 years of Tamil literary writing in Singapore. The National Library, Singapore as the national repository of Singapore’s published heritage was approached to be a key partner

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Meeting the Information Service Needs of Researchers: A Case Study of the Research Center for Science and Technology Area (Puspiptek – Indonesia)

Research center for science and technology, known as Puspiptek area, is the name of the Largest Research Area in Indonesia. In this area there are three research institutions under the coordination of State Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Information services to support research activities in this region provided by Center for Scientific Documentation

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Whose Voice? Love Legend of Phra Khanong: A Case of “Mak, Nak and People of Phra Khanong”

The love legend of Mae Nak Phra Khanong was perceived and portrayed as a haunting, revenge and furious ghost story for almost a century. In 1999, Nonzee Nimibutr’s version of Nang Nak was the first version that humanized Mae Nak and depicted tragic aspect of her as a mournful young lady who devoted her life

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Heroes Looking for Their Own Justice as a Cultural Reflection in the New Turkish Cinema

The concept of justice is one of the most sought concepts since the existence of the human beings. According to Aristotle who was one of the first age philosophers approaching the concept more philosophically, the starting point of justice was formed by the concept of equality. According to him for justice it was not enough

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Personal Branding of Jesus-Portrayed in The Movies 1987-2014: Applying Meaning Theory of Media Portrayal

A phenomenal figure throughout the centuries, a hero for Christians and the savior for believers ‘JESUS- is the name that is the center of this research. More than twenty movies since 1897 until 2014 ‘in fact the newest of Ewan McGregor’s has been featured on Sundance film festival 2015- have been portraying the life, the

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Jesus in Films: Audience Reception from a Promotional Film Poster

Art has seven categories, starts from literature, music, dance, writing, sculpture, theater, and film. One of the art categories has been debated into art with the consideration of the attraction of the film casting, the narration, the sound system to the social circumstances and the political background that affected the production of the film. In 1916,

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Design and Developing Technology Integrated into Learning Origami: Using the Origami of One Straight Cut as an Example

Students can learn effectively through folding paper to observe and investigate the property of geometry. Therefore, origami is becoming valuable to learn. The action of folding paper can train the concepts of geometry like spatial abilities, line symmetry and hand-eye-brain coordination. The main purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of technology integrated

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Introducing an Integrative Approach for Studying Foreign Languages in Higher Education: The Case of Belgrade Faculty of Philology

After the Republic of Serbia officially adopted the principles of the Bologna Declaration in 2003, the international development of the Serbian higher education had to follow the guidelines common for all European Union countries. Abiding by the new Higher Education Law of 2005, the Faculty of Philology of the Belgrade University first started introducing gradual

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Multiple Reading Program: An Assessment on Reading Comprehension Ability of Thai University Students

In order to develop English reading comprehension abilities, we have to understand how our students learn, pre-assessment and ongoing assessments are essential. This provides feedback for both the teachers and the students for students learning improvement. The implementation of a student- centered teaching and learning should also be established. This means building a good rapport

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Thai Student Teachers’ Beliefs About Science Teaching and Learning

Teacher beliefs have played an important factor which influence how science teachers teach. This present study intended to explore the student teachers’ beliefs on science teaching and learning in a teacher preparation institution in Southern Thailand. The study was conducted during their field experience in the second semester, academic year 2014. Common aspects of teaching

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The Level of Math Anxiety among the Students Who Consistently Perform Poorly in Mathematics at Secondary Level Education in Bangladesh

This paper reports on a research that investigated Math Anxiety among students who are getting poor marks consistently in last three exams. A school from Dhaka, National Bangla High School, was selected purposively for this research. The participants were 122 students, both girls (n=75) and boys (n=47), from grade IX and X with poor results

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Chinese-Speaking University Students’ Use of Metacognitive Strategies in English Listening

Listening plays an essential role in enhancing oral communication. The goal of training learners with English listening skill is to help them to have effective communication in their life or workplace. Some educational researchers in the field of cognitive psychology have documented that metacognition may enhance learning. This project holds the assumption that students trained

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Promoting Bioethical Decision Making for Grade 10 Students Through Socio-Scientific Issues Based Instruction

This article describes bioethics that supports bioethical decision making skills and develops of social responsibility in biology classroom. Bioethical decision making of 10th grade students are studied through socio-scientific issues based instruction. Non-participant observation and in-depth interview are employed. The findings will be discussed and implied to biology classroom as well as 21st century learners

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The Washback Effect of National Exam’s New Policy towards Mathematics Learning Process in Indonesia

Since the beginning of 2015, national exams in Indonesia are no longer used as graduation standard. This policy was made because of negative effects of this standardised test toward educational system in Indonesia. One of the effects is the teaching method used by teacher that rely on memorisation and drill practice. The aim of this

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School Head’s Sense of Efficacy and Climate Among Private Schools

This survey – correlational study attempted to determine the level of school head’s sense of efficacy and climate among schools in Iloilo City and their relationship as a whole and when grouped according to sectarian, non ‘ sectarian, elementary, secondary or both elementary and secondary levels. The respondents of the study were the 30 principals

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Measuring Service Quality in Higher Education: The Experience of Technological Education Institute of Central MacEdonia, Greece

In today’s turbulent environment, higher education institutes are facing widespread economic, technological, and cultural changes and increased competition in social and political contexts. Provision of quality services in higher education must be viewed as a strategic issue for development and economic growth. Since students are the driving force in demanding changes and the primary customer

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Realistic Mathematics Education: An Approach for Overcoming Math Anxiety of Junior High School Students in Semarang, Indonesia

There are some different levels of students’ achievement in Mathematics across various skills such as understanding, communicating, critical thinking, and problem solving. It implies that the low-achieving students get the most consideration to be evaluated what factors affecting it. In fact, the research has shown that mathematics achievement cannot be influenced by cognitive factors but

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Assessing the Metacognitive Awareness among the Foundation in Engineering Students

The transition phase is a critical moment to the students who have completed their secondary school education and are proceeding to pre-university education. The long duration of exposure to rote learning and examination-oriented education system at school has somehow shaped these students’ mindset about teaching and learning. Thus, this paper aims to examine the quality

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Exchanging Knowledge and Building Communities via International Networking

This paper is linked to a doctoral study focusing on the impact of international networking and knowledge exchange on the professional identity of teachers. It explores the experience of teachers from the Balkans working with colleagues in the UK. However, its implications and relevance in terms of international networking are far broader. In this paper

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A Study for the Elderly Assistive Device Design and Learning Assessment

In recent years, along with the process of economic growth and political democratization, concerns and needs of the rapid increase in social welfare. With the national fertility rate is declining, the average life expectancy increased year by year, the age structure of the population pyramid shape quickly tend to bowling pins. The transformation of society

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Curriculum Leadership Practices of Administrators in Ateneo De Manila University

The purpose of this research were to understand the curriculum leadership practices of administrators in Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines by which their actual leadership practices are observed and analyzed the ways they make decisions based on the interview and pertinent data. The research is a qualitative case study. The Interviews was conducted face to

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The Effectiveness of Using Touchstone 1a to Promote Low English Proficiency Students of College

EFL textbooks are perceived as a vital and important element in English language teaching and learning as it not only provides teachers with a framework in reaching the aims and objectives of the course, and also serves as an effective resource for students self-directed learning. The majority of the research on the essential components of

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A Development of Scientific Method by Using Problem-Based Learning Cooperated with Mind Mapping for Matthayomsueksa 4 Students

The purpose of this research was to study the students’ ability of using scientific method by using the problem-based learning cooperate with mind mapping method .The samples were 37 Matthayomsueksa 4 students of academic year 2015 from Kalasinpittayasan School, Kalasin province, Thailand. The sample was selected by cluster random sampling. The research tools were 10

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A Study of the Line Official Account in University Public Relations

A 2014 survey indicated that 77.8% of Taiwanese individuals over 12 years of age were mobile Internet users, and that the most commonly used App was LINE. Given the increasing popularity of mobile Internet devices, as evidenced by the widespread use of smartphones, the dissemination of information mainly through traditional media is no longer adequate.

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Cultural Differences on an Educational Intervention Program of Prosocial Behaviour and Metacognitive Strategies

Japan and Denmark have two different educational cultures. Where Danish students score high on Quality of Life (QoL) Japanese children score low. An intervention consisting of children’s prosocial experience, and metacognitive strategy which was planning, acting and evaluating prosocial behavior themselves in school setting were administered to children 11-12 year of age in Japan and

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Culture and Leadership: How Indonesian Culture Influences Leadership Practice: A Case Study in Uin Malang

The study was intended to know the leadership style that was practiced by the rector of UIN Malang, Indonesia and how Indonesian culture influences his leadership practice to lead the university. The study was a qualitative study and designed as a case study. The subject of the study included some lecturers of UIN Malang, Indonesia.

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Exploring the Framework and Implementation Efficacy of the Flipped-Action Model in a College Bilingual-Education Class

Inspired by the FLIPPED model proposed by Chen et al. (2014), which added three more PED components to the original FLIP model, this research project adds ACTION as one more component to make the previous schemata better-rounded. To figure out which component(s) make a significant influence on students learning motivation, learning strategies, and learning outcome,

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A Survey of Critical Thinking Skill of Matthayomsueksa 5 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this research was to survey the critical thinking skill of Matthayom Sueksa 5 Students. The participants were 120 students of academic year 2015 from Roi-et Wittayalai School, Muang, Roi-et which selected by using the purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was the 30 items of critical thinking test which measured in 5

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Game-Based Motion Sensing Game Training Systems to Improve Visual-Motor Integration for Children with Developmental Delay in Special Education

Visual perception dysfunction could hinder the participation in school activities, academic performance, and independence in daily living. These unsuccessful school experiences may further retard social and emotional development in children with disabilities. Effective therapy to enhance visual perceptual function is thus of paramount importance in facilitating integration into school life, and reducing the immediate burden

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Studies in Historical Memory: A Path to Contemporary Understanding

This presentation will examine case studies of historical memory in classes with Japanese university students. Students have grown up with a sense of pride in Japan being a peaceful member of the international community. At the same time, students often express frustration that the good points of Japan are overlooked by its neighbours and that

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The Role of ESL Education for the Social and Economic Development in Global Contexts

English is the “Global language”which is widely used in international business, academics, politics, and technology in the world; therefore, English has been taught as first or second language in different countries in different regions. Wealthy countries, such as US, believe the more money invested in promoting English-as-second-language (ESL) education, the better the social and economic

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Promoting Parental Involvement to Prevent Elementary Student Dropout in Indonesia’s Backward Regions

The highest dropout rate for elementary school level happens significantly in Indonesia’s backward regions (UNICEF for Indonesia, 2012). This will not only affects personal success of students but also create other social disadvantages. Chirtes (2010) classified the factors of school dropout into school factor, social environment, personal factor, and family factor which is the greatest

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An Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Learning Networks and Organizational Identity

Organizational learning leads to distinctiveness of organizations, and distinctiveness is one of the criteria by which organizational members categorize groups. Organizational learning is the mechanism by which organizational identity becomes salient. Although research has made great efforts on organizational identity, few focus on between-level dynamics. This study adopts a network perspective of organizational learning, which

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A Guideline for Using Lesson Study for Preservice Science Teachers in Thailand

This paper addressed the results of the attempting of using a lesson study in preservice science teacher classroom. The lesson study was implemented for 42-senior science student teachers who enrolled the professional experience subject. The classroom observations, reflective journal, discussion form and semi-structured interviews were used in order to gain the required data. Preliminary findings

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The Development of Teacher Knowledge in 4th Year Science Teachers in Thailand Through Lesson Study

The purpose of this study was to investigate how and what teacher knowledge preservice science teachers develop in contexts of Lesson Study. In order to gain the required in-depth data, a range of qualitative methods was used. These included lesson plan analysis, reflective journal, group discussions, concept maps, and documentations. Data were collected from a

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Promoting Education for Sustainability in Early Childhood Education

Environmental issues have become a public discussion in the last two decades since the Brundtland Report in 1987. It is because environmental issues, such as climate change, air pollution, and water crisis, create a significant impact not only for a local but also for a global society. Education is considered as one way to overcome problems

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Students Perceptions of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning on Chinese Language Learning

The discussions on second language learning in higher education facilitated by computer supported collaborative learning have increased over the past decades. To generate learners’ communications in the target language is the purpose of practicing CSCL for L2 learning. However, few studies have done to understand Chinese L2 learners’ perception on computer supported language learning. In

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Automated Students’ Thai Online Homework Assignment Clustering

This paper proposes a model to cluster students’ Thai online homework assignments before teachers go for further for grading, in other words Automated Students’ Thai Homework Assignment Clustering. The proposed model consists of 5 parts: 1) Thai Word segmentation, 2) Stop-word removal, 3) Term Weighting, 4) Document Clustering, and 5) Performance Evaluation. The Thai Word

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Entrepreneurial University: A Case Study of De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines

The results of this study will benefit De La Salle Araneta University in the Philippines, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and its policy makers. It provided DLSAU with insights regarding their present status as an entrepreneurial university and consequently serves as basis for strategic planning. Other HEIs will gain valuable insights regarding entrepreneurial university in

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Development of Problem-Solving Ability, Using Problem-Based Learning of Mathayomsuksa 5/8 Students at Borabuwittayakhan School, Mahasarakham, Thailand

This action research aims to develop the problem-solving ability and – scientific attitude, using the Problem-based Learning (PBL) in Physics. The target students are 27 students in Matthayomsuksa 5 from Borabuwittayakham School, Mahasarakham, Thailand. The research process is divided into 2 main periods. Each period is consisted of 4 cycles having 4 steps; planning, acting,

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The Influences of ICT on High School Students’ Understanding in Physics Courses: A Review of the Literature

The number of students who registered in physics courses for upper education is reported decrease across the world. Some studies reported that there are several reasons caused this phenomenon; students think that physics is the most difficult subject; some physics theories are invisible phenomena; and poor teaching method. This paper concerns on how information and

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Why Researchers Compared Education Internationally 1994 – 2009 and What This Tells Us about Why We Do This Today

This paper is a systematic literature into the recent history of international comparative education research. I review the reasons given for comparing education internationally in the fifteen years leading up to 2009, discuss the different types of research conducted and identify patterns in terms of research conducted in different locations. This historical review gives an