Month: June 2016

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Justice and Post LRA War in Northern Uganda: ICC Versus Acholi Traditional Justice System

Guns have gone silent in northern Uganda after the LRA wars, but clouds of injustice are still thick in the air. Perpetrators of injustice have disappeared in thin air. Victims of atrocities languish in their villages with scars that will never be forgotten; lips cut, legs maimed, girls raped, children abducted and some left parent-less.

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Justice, Mercy and Peace: A Christian Approach to True Justice and Sustainable Reconciliation

Over the past centuries, societies and nations across the globe have often suffered some form of social, political, ethnic, racial or religious violent conflict, from Chile to Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Uganda to South Africa, from Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka, Tibet and the Philippines. It is often a very difficult task to heal

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Spinoza as a Philosopher of Education

In at least two senses, it might be risky to put ‘Spinozism’ and ‘education’ together in the title for a paper. First, it is risky because, as any philosopher of education might quickly agree, education is something we believe that we should keep away from any kind of “ism”. Second, it is also risky because

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Social Art Activities in a Nursing Home: A Pilot Study in Indonesia

This pilot study investigates the feasibility, acceptability and the effectiveness of social art activities for reducing symptoms of depression of Indonesian elderly people who live in a nursing home. Sixteen depressed elderly people with ages ranging from 65 to 85 years old were selected randomly in a nursing home to join 12 sessions of a-90

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Affective Learning to Racial Ingroup and Outgroup Members

Learning experiences occur within a social context and these can influence whether an individual is likely to approach or avoid certain people and situations in the future. The present study used an associative learning paradigm to investigate the acquisition and abolishment of affective responses towards ingroup and outgroup members. Australian Caucasian participants initially viewed images

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Employees Seek Justice as Religion and Work Intersect: A Perspective From the United States

The main goal of this conceptual paper is to showcase how religion impacts the workplace in the United States (US). The demographics in the US workplace today is a rich mosaic of employees from various religious backgrounds such as Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, among others. One of the predominant factors for this diverse religious

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Psychoanalytic/Psychotherapeutic Theories Developed by Means of the Scientific Method and an Unknown Clinical Phenomenon That Destroys Treatments at the Start

This workshop will begin with an overview of a long sequence of genuinely-scientific clinical researches in the above fields. It will then concentrate on a “formulation” method rooted in concretely-defined, standardizable concepts, and theoretical principles tested hundreds of times for predictive capability. The method relies on: A clearly-defined observational field Explicit process instructions (reference points

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Eusebism and the Unified Theory of Rights

In ancient Greece was coined the term εὐσέβεια to define a sense of respect of exceptional magnitude, as the two terms used implied “ευ” (good) and “σέβομαι” (to respect, revere). We live in what Bobbio described as “the age of rights” and new rights are raising everywhere, as well as the proposals to recognize new subjects

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Effective and Ineffective Coping Strategies: Psychometric Properties of a Reduced Version of Brief-Cope for Heart Patients

Negative emotions (like anxiety or depression) have been linked to the onset and development of coronary heart diseases (CHD). Recent research has also shown that the way to deal with these diseases is also a powerful predictor of their prognosis. Moreover, many studies have found that the way in which people face situations is one

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Organ Transplant Abuse, Medical Ethics and Justice

Where organ transplant abuse occurs in a country not subject to the rule of law, what can be done globally to achieve justice? The paper will address that question, using China as a case study. There is substantial evidence that practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong have been killed in China in

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Reconstructing Social Identity: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Approach to Understanding Filipino Migrant Workers in Wales

Migrants from the Philippines have been coming to the UK since the 1970s under the work permit scheme as a response to the country’s shortage of skilled workers. Unlike other migrant groups, Filipinos receive less attention from researchers. Research on Filipinos is scarce in the UK and almost non-existent in Wales. Underpinned by Social Identity

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Intercultural Religious Education (Bursa Sample)

In this paper, the attitude of intercultural religious education in Turkey is discussed. All religions have set some promises for human beings and the promise of a happier life. Shared values play a significant role in establishing close ties and good relations with the people of various intellectual and religious backgrounds. Programs of religious education

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Ethics, Anthropology and the Problem of Metaphysics in the Critique of Pure Reason

Kants discourse in the Critique of Pure Reason shines brilliantly, provided the presupposition that there is only one type of ethical value in human society is justified. Kant believes that humans should not have moral laws other than what he regards to be the moral law. When an alternative ethical value, which seems universal in

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Criminals Cash Flow Strategies in Financial Crime on the Example of Online and Offline Fraud

Financial aspects of crime are in many cases not evident and the criminal’s motivation to commit a specific crime is sometimes very individual, i.e. not driven by common sense. Those financial aspects are – also in cybercrime – related to motivational aspects, the type of crime, modus operandi and legal alternatives. In our work, we

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Bargaining for Better Jobs: A Meta-Study on Antecedents and Outcomes of Individualized Employee-Employer Negotiations

Individualized employee-employer negotiations are the topic of an emerging literature on idiosyncratic deals (i-deals). I-deals are person-specific work and employment conditions that surface when individual employees seek out and employer representatives authorize deviations from an organization’s standard human resource practices (e.g., development opportunities, work hours). In contrast to “playing favorites” and “old boy networks”, i-deals

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Supporting the Personnel Selection of Salesmen

The personnel selection of salespeople can rely on the measurement of basic abilities and personality features such as for example intelligence, communication skills, social skills and extroversion. However, a more specific measure, focusing on an ability to persuade would be beneficial in the decision process. In a series of studies, a situation based, achievement test

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The Influence of the Ancient Roman Philosophy on the “Secular Economic Mentality”

A secular economic man compares the enjoyments and the material benefits with the costs and his exertions. He strives to maximize his enjoyments and minimize the exertions. That ethos is derived from the Ancient Age Philosophy The literature for economics accepts that the liberal economic doctrine is based on the Natural Law Philosophy. And the Natural

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Thoughts and Practises of Religious Education in Alternative Schools in Turkey

Operators, researchers and other social elements in the field of education, have long been discussing the outputs of education. Today what the educators in most schools attach importance to is the competitive sense rather than individual differences. Therefore, alternative education and alternative schools are progressively becoming common throughout Turkey. The basic objective of this study

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Path Analysis of the Effects of Science Literacy and Science Process Skills on Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs

Behavior of teachers in the achievement of educational goals has invisible complement known as teacher beliefs. In science education, the teachers’ beliefs are not left out in leading the students to have a strong belief of succeeding in scientific processes which includes; observing qualities, measuring quantities, sorting/classifying, inferring, predicting, experimenting and communicating. These skills involves

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Art: A Conversational Centerpiece

Inhibitors to foreign language learning can evolve from learning expectations and how language policies are incorporated within the curriculum. First this presentation will address the importance of understanding how learning expectations of both the instructor and students is of importance in a situation where instructors and students grew out of different learning paradigms. This influences

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Foreign Language Homepages: Representations of Internationalization

The marketing techniques of higher education institutions (HEI) are evolving due to pressures from an administrative system that closely responds to the business ethos of competition. Currently many HEIs are in the process of internationalizing their programs, due to pressures from the economic sectors and educational policies administered from the government. However, just how a

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Research or Rhetoric? Deconstructing the Norms of Young Language Learning

The legacy of being a native speaker of English is that we have very little exposure to the spoken form of other languages. Our struggle to promote language learning in primary school, despite low teacher confidence, tends to rely on subject knowledge learned in secondary school, which focuses on literacy skills of reading and writing.

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The Effect of Teachers Code-Switching on Students Achievement in Speaking in the EFL Saudi Context

This study mainly aims to identify if the teachers code-switching to Arabic language affects students performance in the speaking skill in the EFL classroom. The study also investigates the functions of teachers CS in the EFL classroom as well as students attitudes towards teachers CS. The sample of the study is comprised of 20 teachers

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Promoting Self-Competences and Life Skills of Children Coming from Vulnerable Groups: Research-Based Development of an Inclusive Education Programme

The presented paper combines research and development in the area of cultural diversity and inclusive education. It addresses the improvement of self-competences and life skills of Roma children in Romania by specific teaching and learning programmes. The presented study and programme FACE Families and Children in Education focuses on promoting the pre-existing competences of primary

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The Idea of Autonomy in Child-Centered Education: The Preschool in Saudi Arabia as a Case Study

The Saudi Self-Learning Curriculum for Kindergarten is based on Western models of child-centered education. It is a reformed curriculum that was designed within the frameworks provided by the UNCRC, Education for All (EFA), Millennium Development Goals Program and Saudi Arabia’s National Development Plans (UNCCSF 2012). These reforms have created the need for pedagogical practices that

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How Does the Government Construct the Pedagogical Relationship between Teachers and Children in Saudi Preschool Education?

Pedagogy is understood as being embedded in the relationship between teaching and learning. How the teaching-learning relationship is understood, recognized and developed is important, especially in the case of cross-cultural educational reforms (Nyland & Alfayez 2012). Reforms to the Saudi Early Years curriculum are based on the American High/Scope Model and the idea of Developmentally

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Modular Learning Design

Current technology integration process in education substitutes tools in the classroom and changed the way pupils reflections about learning, however woefully lacks the aspects which technology can be useful in the whole learning progression, especially, analyze, deciding, applying, collaborative working, peer learning; shortly, when learning is happening. This presentation proposes a new paradigm for schools

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The Proposed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): A Formula for Teaching Excellence’

The authors assert that they have identified a formula which addresses the three main aims of the TEF, and seeks to answer crucial questions in Part A, chapters 1-4 of the green paper, entitled: ‘Teaching Excellence, Quality and Social Mobility’. The authors argue the following: (i) That the key transferable skill, which leads to enhanced

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The Night of Science: Optics and Photonics for All

Today, optics and photonics are widely regarded as among the key technologies for this century. Many experts even anticipate that the 21st century will be the century of the photon – much as the 20th century was the century of the electron. Optics and photonics technologies have impact on nearly all areas of our life

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Racism in Canada: First Nations Education in Canada

Canada has two very different systems of education. The Constitution Act, 1982 gives responsibility for education to both the provincial/territorial and the federal government. Each system is responsible for education within their areas of constitutional responsibility. The first one is the thirteen provincial/territorial education systems. These systems have a legislative base, policies, programs & services, personnel,

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Encouraging the Creation and Adoption of Reading Culture: Panacea for Effective Language Learning

Central to every learning environment and by extension every community is how enlightened its members are. Reading is considered as one of the ways by which every member or community members get enlightened. A society that places premium on reading is a society that achieves greatness. Reading is embedded in a complex cultural network system

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Social Media in Sport Coaching: Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Information and Communication Technology in Service Delivery among Tertiary Institutions

Social media is undoubtedly making significant impact across the globe. Interconnectivity and social links are gaining ground every day. Apart from chatting for entertainment, social media is being used for educational and professional development. It is not clear if coaches in tertiary institutions have started using social media for their service delivery. This study therefore

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Embedding and Assessing Compassion in the University Curriculum

Psychology, anthropology and neuroscience are currently researching compassion – how it can be defined and understood, and how compassion can be applied into world and local social systems for building more co-operative and integrated societies. Disappointingly, it appears that so far, education has, on the whole, struggled to translate this research and scholarship into practical

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Faculty Competency Systems: An Empirical Case Study in Business School Education

In this paper we identified the faculty competencies in business schools and proposed the faculty competency framework and model based on the theory of (Wrsesniewski and Dutton, 2001) and (Foyol, 2000). Another objective of this study was to examine the role of faculty competencies in business schools and extend the theory of (Wrsesniewski and Dutton,

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Decoding of Irony in the Process of Intercommunication

This article is dedicated to the problems of irony decoding in the process of intercommunication which is based on the examples obtained through our three-year research. Learning a language is not only a simple combination of grammar and vocabulary knowledge but also a mixture of cultural, historical, emotional and social aspects, which irony belongs to.

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Planning and Building Wooden Houses with, and for, Refugees and Residents

In this paper we present the project “Building as Integration” by the students of HTL Rankweil (higher level secondary technical and vocational college). The project was initiated to help the integration of young refugees and immigrants in the most western part of Austria called Vorarlberg. Throughout the course of this project, a construction engineering class

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A Comparative Analysis of Virtual and Traditional Grammar Approach in Teaching Use of English at College of Education, Ikere, Nigeria

This study aims to compare the pedagogical feasibility of two distinct approaches in teaching Use of English to freshers in College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Nigeria: the Virtual approach and traditional grammar method. Furthermore, the study aims to discover which one of these approaches is relevant and rewarding to the communicative and linguistic needs of

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The Contribution of Multicultural and International Education to the Creation of Sustainable Learning Environments Which Support the South African Struggle

This paper conceptualises how an expanded notion of multicultural education could support the achievement of a socially just, diverse and cohesive South African society. Rising ethnic tensions and renewed manifestations of xenophobia are a constant reminder that South Africa has to intensify its efforts to achieve a society which is united in its diversity. In

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Students with Foreign Origins in Italian IVET – Initial Vocational Education and Training: Pathways for Integration

The article presents the results of the research: ‘Second-generation youth, vocational training, employability and active citizenship, 2013, developed through a quantitative survey with the self -administration of a questionnaire to an audience represented by 1840 pupils with foreign origins and 1835 native pupils, aged 14-19, in 124 Centers for Initial VET in Italy. The presence

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Effectiveness of English Song Activities on Vocabulary Learning and Retention

The main objectives of the study were to study the effectiveness of song activities on vocabulary learning and retention and to explore students’ opinion towards song activities. The sample of the study was 40 first year students from English for International Communication major. The research instruments of the study were song activities, pre-test, post-test and

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Language in Future World: New Sprouts

Day by day social network media are becoming an indispensable part of people lives affecting the daily routine of them. Due to the advent of ICT, the world has become SMART. Developments in communication technology affect the style and type of language used by the society. There have been new sprouts in the matter of

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A Study of Factors Affecting Undergraduates’ Anxiety with Foreign Language Communication at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya

This study aims to (1) analyze the correlation of factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication, and (2) to study factors affecting undergraduates’ anxiety with foreign language communication. The 200 undergraduates at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, who enrolled in Chinese and English courses in the 2nd semester of

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Readiness in English Speaking Skills of Engineering Student at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya before Entering the ASEAN Community

The main purposes of this study was to investigate engineering students’ readiness in speaking skills concerning three aspects: 1. fundamental grammar knowledge, 2. patterns and functions of language for communicating in certain situations, and 3. socio-culture of native speakers before entering the ASEAN Community. Participants were 142 fourth year Engineering students studying in eight departments

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Using Learners’ First Language in EFL Classrooms

This paper aims to explore the attitudes of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers towards using learners’ first language (L1) in their classes. It also considers the frequency and the functions of using L1 in EFL classes. Monolingual teaching and minimising the use of learners’ L1 are traditionally promoted in English language teaching (ELT)

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Exploring Non-Formal Educational Experiences from Adaptive to Transformative Responses

This paper examines the non-formal educational experiences from those of adaptive to transformative responses. Adaptive responses focus on achievement of immediate outcomes as a makeup of what is missing. Similarly, transformative responses address the medium to long term outcomes that focuses on making a difference in individuals and societies in general. Based on interpretive paradigm

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A Service Oriented Perspective in Higher Education Curriculum Evaluation

The work being done to evaluate higher education curriculum covers a wide area, but this study will focus on the service perspective, in which higher education organizations evaluate the important holistic factors in higher education curriculum evaluation. The aim of this paper is to highlight the gap between the traditional knowledge – including skills and

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A Survey of the University Students’ Perspectives About Using Digital Technologies in Education: Zimbabwean Case

This study investigated the perspectives of university students about the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning. Due to the benefits from digital technologies both the Governments and higher learning institutions the world over have made significant progress towards increasing their access. Nevertheless, existing literature show that despite the wide adoption of digital technologies,

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Can MOOC’s be a Model for Providing Quality Higher Education to Refugees? Lessons from the First Experiment

The literature on refugee studies thus far has explored the role of education in the settlement of refugees in their host countries (Rek 2005). Efforts to integrate them through various socio-economic programmes have met limited success with millions forced to work illegally in the informal economy (Orhan 2015). Although holistic assistance is required to ensure

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Massive Multiplayer Online Games Communities: Lessons for Diversity in School Classrooms

Computer gaming is often seen as a barrier to good performance at school. It is claimed that young people are becoming more obese, demonstrating poor psychological adjustment and developing addictions to video games (Kulman, 2015). However, by using a systems approach to the understanding of group dynamics, based the Hackman and Morris (1975) Input-Process-Output Model

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Call to Arms: Generations Clash Over Digital Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

Is a smart phone a toy or a tool? Students can’t get enough of it – after all, social media notifications and viral videos do take time to reflect on – while teachers, quite understandably, are dismayed to see an excellent educational tool used purely for entertainment. This paper posits that these two concepts and

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Ideal L2 Self and Ought-To L2 Self: A Study in the Thai Context

The study of motivation has been one of main interesting areas in second language teaching and learning. The integrative and instrumental motivation proposed by Gardner and Lambert (1972) has been challenged by the rise of global English and the changing purposes of English language teaching, learning, and using worldwide. In this study, the new theory

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Five Years of Online Instruction: Lessons Learned

This paper outlines the researcher’s individual growth and evolution of online instruction over the span five years. The details of this paper include a synthesis of recent research combined with online teaching experience. The method used is autoethnography in which the author seeks to analyze personal experience within the cultural context of teaching in the

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Augmented Reality Applied to the Teaching of the Descriptive Geometry

Augmented reality allows students to visualize tridimensional shapes by turning and handing them in the palm of their hand. Taking objects “away” from the computer improves the students’ perception of the three projection planes. A pedagogical application was designed with this new representation tool. Tridimensional models were made using the Google Sketchup open license software

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Digital Funds of Identity: Funds of Knowledge 2.0 for the Digital Generation

The question of teaching and researching for social justice has been explored in relation to the Funds of Knowledge approach which involves researchers and teachers undertaking ethnographic research in disadvantaged students’ households (Moll et al., 1992; Gonzales et al., 2005). The notion of household knowledge has subsequently been extended to include hybrid spaces that transcend

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Towards Building Authentic Understandings of Contemporary Science Practices for Science Educators

ReMSTEP is a collaborative initiative involving 4 partner universities funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project aims to promote the reconceptualising of Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs by fostering partnerships between scientists and educators to improve confidence and competence in teaching STEM education. One response developed by the Faculties

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Applying CREAM Strategy to Coach Teaching

Being in charge of monitoring and evaluating Foundation Program staff tutors necessitates constant follow-up to make sure that they are in line with the University’s mission and vision. This has raised a fundamental educational question ‘how to coach rather than monitor the tutors’. To answer this question, Cottrell’s (2008) CREAM strategy was applied to coach

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Developing Conversation Analysis by Using Video Clips in the English Language Classrooms

This study aims at developing and integrating Conversation Analysis (CA) to enhance the interactional competence of the students and to improve teaching and learning in the English language classrooms. In order to do such thing, two video clips are specifically chosen to teach undergraduate students, majoring in Airline Business Management, in the ‘English for Aviation

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English Language Use among Malaysian Tertiary Level Students: A Case Study of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

While English is widely spoken in Malaysia, there have been concerns about its declining standards, with educationists and employers observing that even graduates are unable to use the language proficiently. The inability to use English or the lack of the necessary language skills has even been said to be the reason for the high level

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of E-Lectures on Students’ Learning

With the advent of new technologies, “digital learning and teaching” has been gaining more attention and is becoming an inseparable part of new curriculums. Although most of the studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Electronic-lectures (E-lecture) in improving learning and teaching, there experts who warn against the trend of changes claiming that the ‘live’ lectures may

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Ethics Issues on Digital Contents for Pre-Service Primary Teachers: A Gamification Experience for Self-Assessment with Socrative

The Internet has brought many possibilities to access information and digital content for reusing in other contexts. This is especially interesting for future teachers of any level, who can create their educational materials readapting the already available resources -images, sounds, videos and so on- on the Internet. However, many students do not respect the licences

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Videogame Technologies for a Neurosciences Program

In this paper we present the advances corresponding to the implementation of a laboratory for neuronal rehabilitation using videogames technologies. In this laboratory we develop interactive technologies (videogames, virtual reality material, specialized devices, etc.) to be used and introduced in the Neuroscience bachelor’s degree program, which will be offered by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Conceptualizing a Model for ICT Implementation in a Teacher Education Programme in Nigeria

ICT implementation for teaching and learning has been a research topic for many research studies, but there is no generalize process to implement ICT in teacher education. This study aims to examine the variables that influence teacher educator’s intention to implement ICT in classroom. Using Ely’s condition of change (1990) as the framework, a research

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Is Education Transcending the Borders of Space, Identity and Culture?

This paper will explore the achievements of second generation Bangladeshi and Pakistani women in formal education. Education is a formal process that is bound by targets and choices made by students and parents from the curriculum. Formal education delivered through schools is the same for all. Yet we evidence disparities in the educational achievements. Bangladeshi

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Social-Emotional Challenges and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning

The schools these days are facing many challenges in terms of anti-social behavior of children like bullying, verbal and physical aggression. The burden of academics coupled with home environments where both the parents need to work for sustenance has resulted in behavioral and adjustment problems. Many more cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are

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Resource and Profitability Assessment of Transition to Flipped Video-Based Lecturing

In the current digital era, competitiveness of educational institutions is defined by the ability to satisfy the needs of smart video-learners. It explains active transition to video-based knowledge sharing, like substituting traditional lectures with ‘flipped classroom’ approach. However, creating video materials consumes huge amount of resources hindering adaptation of this practice by universities. This paper

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Why not Literature?: An Investigation into University Teachers’ Perspectives of Teaching English Through Literature in the EFL Classroom

Though literature has been viewed as one of the best authentic materials in foreign language instruction since the late 1980s, and its linguistic, cultural, cognitive and aesthetic benefits have been confirmed and supported by a growing amount of research, it still plays a marginal role in many EFL/ESL textbooks, classrooms, and curricula, and is seldom

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A Corpus Informed Study of Thai News Agencies’ Evaluation of Two Key Participants Found in Political Conflicts in Thailand

Appraisal has been employed in previous foreign studies focusing on corpus-informed analysis and comparison of news reports. However, the previous work in Thailand has inadequately been concerned with appraisal of news report comparison among news agencies, and corpus analysis. Thus, this paper aims to compare media evaluation of Yingluck Shinawatra and Suthep Thaugsuban between two

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BME Higher Education and Social Justice

This presentation will explore the idea of educating the BME population and try to question what drives education- “borders of power” or “borderlands of being and becoming”. Black and minority ethnic students and their educational achievement has been researched for a while now and HEA (2012) report shows that there is a huge attainment gap

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The Utilization of Water Footprint Education to Build-up the Level of Environmental Awareness

Due to the water scarcity situation worldwide, there are many campaigns introduced to raise the awareness of people for the purpose of saving water. According to the manufacturing businesses, one of the initiatives is the water footprint focusing on the calculation of the amount of freshwater used to manufacture a product. For Thailand, the income

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Corporate Social Responsibility Politics in Small and Medium-Sized Companies from Poland

It would be seemed that Corporate Social Responsibility is the domain of large companies, which due to their adopted policy and financial means, are able to perform actions according to the scope of CSR. However, as with the principles of the Sustainable Development concept, companies from the SME sector are able, to some extent, carry

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Effect of Non-Uniform Inlet Flow Rate on the Preheating Process of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Unit

This study simulates the preheating process of a solid oxide fuel cell unit with the cross-flow configuration, and investigates the effect of the non-uniform inlet flow pattern and the non-uniform deviation on the maximum temperature gradient and preheating time. The numerical method is accuracy and reliable through the comparison with the analytical solution of previous

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Examining DOH’s National Safe Motherhood Program as a Policy Addressing the Increasing Trend in Philippine Maternal Mortality Ratio

The Philippine Government has been actively trying to address issues pertaining to maternal health since the inception of the MDGs. Yet, despite its efforts to reduce the MMR in the country, the MMR trend continues to be high and increasing. As such, the creation of the National Safe Motherhood Program by the Department of Health

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An Analysis on the Need for the Philippine Mental Health Act to be Made Law

The world today is witnessing an alarming rise of mental health conditions. Depression is cited to be the second leading cause of disability and illness by 2020. Only heart diseases surpassed it, but still it is ahead of all other diseases. Suicide has become the third leading cause of death among adolescents already. Self harm

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The Participation of Young Refugees in Programme Designing: Social Inclusion and the Restoration of Cultural Normalcy in the Philippines

The Philippines has been continuously lauded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its consistency in promoting international solidarity through the acceptance of refugees and asylum seekers, despite its economic and social instability. This paper intends to discuss the efforts of the Philippines in its adherence to its international

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Syria’s Relations with the European Union under the Barcelona Process: 1995-2010

This paper is an attempt to analyze Syria-EU dynamics and engagement, interest and priorities during 1995-2010. It had instituted its multifaceted relations which were primarily guided by economic mutual benefits and political cooperation by EU member countries as well. International relations are becoming much more important towards achieving goal of sustainable growth and development for

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Ludic Culture and Simulation Gaming in Teaching the Principles of Economics for Sustainability

Images play an essential role in the composition of knowledge, activity and thinking; any professional occupation needs proper understanding of reality, which means the ability to construct its image. Simulation (or business) games are a valuable source of the imagery assisting in the formation of conceptual language of socio-economic knowledge in general and environmental economics

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The Relationship between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among Aged Dementia Patients

Aim: To understand the Relationship Between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among aged Dementia Patients. Methods: The study use the Aged Care Service Demand Questionnaire to obtain the subjects’ information on activities of daily living, physical health, mental health, and social resources and economic conditions et al.. The current research use Chi-square

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How and Why Students Learn and Its Implications on Academic Achievement

This study examines the relationships between how and why students learned and their academic achievement for 2646 university students from various faculties. The Learner Awareness Questionnaire (LALQ), a self-report measure of student approaches to learning was administered and academic achievement data were obtained from student CGPA. The results showed significant differences in the approach to

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Research on Spatial Sustainability of Land-Use Patterns in Urban Fringe: A Study on the Erxianguan Region, Shenzhen, China

With the rapid development of China’s urbanization, the urban land has been spreading to the rural areas, leading to an increasing evolution of the land use pattern in urban fringe. The sustainability of land use in urban fringe is supposed to be significant to urban spatial expansion, urban function realization, urban economic development and ecological

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Sustainable Study on Rural River Landscape Based on the Eco-Priority Principle: A Case Study of Landscape Design for the River Yaxi

Accompanying the increasingly conspicuous homogeneity in urban and rural development in the process of China’s contemporary urban development, the rural river landscape is largely copying the landscape construction techniques available to urban rivers, causing several inappropriateness. This paper argues that rural river landscape design has two core demands. First, to achieve sustainable development of rivers

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Upgrading Marginal Settlements: Studies on Li-nong Settlements in Shanghai Old Railway Station Area

Has been the most important transportation hub of Shanghai for hundreds of years, Shanghai railway station and its surrounding district generates both driving effect at regional scale and barrier effect at district_øΩ’s scale, leading to characteristics of marginality which could be defined as disorder, isolation and etc.. Renaissance of the site starts with questioning what the

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Does Knowledge of Environmental Organizations Translate into Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors? Evidence from an Urbanized Tropical Watershed

Suitable watershed management and stewardship practices are essential in the provision of fresh water services. Several factors contribute to the degradation of surface water resources, including deforestation along coastal lowlands and weak regulatory environments. These conditions are observed in the Manatí river basin, a tropical urban watershed in Puerto Rico. We will explore the association

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Biotyping of Jatropha Curcas L. from Thailand, Laos and Tanzania by MALDI-TOF MS Technique

It was shown that Jatropha curcas L. of the family Euphorbiaceae had significant economic importance for its seed oil, which could be used to substitute for diesel oil. It has been widely distributed in Thailand. This study was aimed at determining the biotype that could produce better oil content by using biotyping technique. It was

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Study on Quality Parameters of Raw Natural Water for the Production of Tap Water at Bangka Sub-District, Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao

The study of water quality in Bangka Sub-District, Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand used the survey research approach. The study was undertaken to determine the quality of raw natural water before use as raw material to produce tap water. The findings would be submitted to the Provincial Authority of Waterworks to consider changes to the

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Development of a High Fiber Mango Jam

This research was aimed to produce a high fiber mango jam using a gel derived from the corm of the konjac that had been recognized by the consumers for sometimes. The product of mango jam was studied and characterized in several ways, i.e., physical and chemical properties, and the determination of the plausible contamination with

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Behavior and Satisfaction of Thai Tourists Towards Cultural Tourism Through Homestays in a Community Enterprise in Thailand

This article focused on behavior and satisfaction of Thai tourists toward cultural tourism through homestay tourists at Ban Rim Khlong Community Enterprise in Samut Songkhram, Thailand. This quantitative research used questionnaires concerning the behavior and satisfaction. Participants consisted of 400 tourists that were recruit from tourists available at Samut Songkhram during the period of investigation.

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The Development of Learning Communities for Conservation and Sustainable Transfering of Knowledge to Children and Youth in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

This research was aimed to study the needs of children to learn a body of conservation knowledge that existed in the local community, in order to develop the resources of the local community and provide the conservation knowledge transfer to children, which would promote the children’s learning with the conservation knowledge that was available in

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The Factors Attributing to the Successful Management for Mango Orchards in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

The modern management of mango orchards in the highly competitive marketplace needs greater professionalism in producing and marketing. This research was aimed to study the mentioned factors attributing to the success management for mango orchards in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. The instruments were a constructed questionnaire consisted of 175 items, which were used to collect data,

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Investigation on Behaviors and Affectation on Teachers and Students Rising From Use of Tablet on Integrated Learning in Primary School

This study was aimed to determine the affectation and behaviors rising from the use of tablet in an integrated learning for grade 1-students and teachers in the primary school. The participants were consisted of 104 teachers and 416 students. Data were collected using questionnaire, where frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, analysis of variance, and

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Job Safety Knowledge and Apply Job Safety Analysis for Small and Medium Enterprises: At Chacheongsao Chonburi and Rayong Province

This study aimed to determine the job safety behavior among the employees and employers in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to develop a guideline for the promotion of job safety knowledge and to support the job safety activities in the workplace of SMEs by applying the Hazard Identification Technique in job safety analysis.

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Ethnicity and Community History Related to Active Aging Development at Sao Cha-Ngok Subdistrict, Bangkla District, Chacheongsao Province, Thailand

This research was aimed to develop a guideline for promoting a better health quality of elderly in Sao Cha-ngok Sub-district, Bangkla District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand, while the quality of life in terms of the potentiality, value, and being active in participation of ageing in society, should be enhanced. The study mainly focused on the investigation

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Mango Sheet Drying by the Solar Dryer Combine with Electric Coil

This research aimed to compare the duration of drying, energy consumption and yield of drying mango sheet between drying with solar energy and drying with the combination of solar energy and electric coil. The designed conditions of the temperature were divided into 3 ranges, i.e., 45-50__∞C, 55-60__∞C and 65-70 __∞C in order to find the

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Participation of Family in Promoting Quality of Life for Elderly

This research was aimed to study the involvement of the family in promoting the health of the elderly in Hua Sai Sub-district, Bang Khla District, Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. The study was done by the group process. Data were collected using questionnaires and observation of three activities from the participation, i.e., an adjustment in the principle

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Social Justice: Widows’ Perspectives

Abstract: Widows in the state of Maharashtra have been very supportive of each other and are very independent individuals. In this paper 20 widows from Mumbai are interviewed and an attempt is made to define social justice from the perspective of widows. ‘Social Justice’ meaning and definition from the views of society at large is

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Human Capital of Teachers and Education Personnel Affecting the Student with Learning Disabilities in Elementary Schools

The study of human capital of teachers and education personnel affecting the students with learning disabilities in elementary schools aimed to study the mental health level of personnel and the effect upon the knowledge, attitude, and performance of the students in elementary inclusive schools. The two-stage random sampling group included 300 teachers and education personnel

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Local Wisdom in Weaving Reed Mats by Designing Patterns at Community Enterprise of Kok Mat Transformation in Ban Sang District

This research was aimed to study context, ways of thinking, principle, wisdom evidence and knowledge management on weaving reed mats of the entrepreneur group and the continuation of adopted local wisdom through the decoration design and development the reed mat products of the Bang Pluang Reed-Mat-Transformation Community, Ban Sang District, Prachin Buri, Thailand. This research

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Residential Farming: A Strategy on the Regeneration of Existing Chinese Residential Area Concerning Aged Caring Issue

Residential farming, as an exploration of neighbourhood aged care strategy in China, advocated a mode of participatory residential regeneration concerning the aging issue. Taking the regeneration project of Xiangpuying Residential Area in Nanjing as a case, the investigation on existing community showed that both high quality public space and humanistic concerning activities for the elderly

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Data Management of Standard Test and Assessment O-Net From Students Grades 6 And 9 During the Year 2010 And 2013

This study was aimed to analyze the differences of academic achievement and results of the 8 subjects’ test from the Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET) that took place during 2010 and 2013 of the students Grades 6 and 9 in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. The samples were taken from 81 schools under the Educational Service Area

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Synthesis of Poly (Acrylic Acid-Co-Sodium Styrene Sulfonate) as Scale Inhibitor for Industrial Cooling Water System

Water from most natural sources usually contains dissolved minerals and scale forming ions such as Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions. Poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) is one of the scale inhibitor polymers, commonly used in the industrial circulating cooling water system. However, the remaining polymer concentrations of scale inhibitors are facing some level of difficulty for determination.

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The Study of Primary Educational Students with Immigrant-Worker Parents in Sakaeo Province, Thailand

This study was aimed toinvestigate current conditions inprimary education for children of immigrant-worker parents in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand,in order to find out problems and obstaclethat occurred among these students.The qualitative research used in the study was designed with an in-depth interview technique.The participantswere 20 students,20 student’s parents, and 6 teachers who taught in the