Month: February 2018


Effect of Handedness on the Completion Rate of Chemistry Timed Tasks by Left-Handed Learners

Handedness affects left-handers’ performance generally and specifically during laboratory work in chemistry. This is because of learning difficulties associated with handling and manipulating right-handed instructional resources. The study aimed at investigating whether left-handed learners’ use of right handed instructional resources has any significant effect on task completion rate in chemistry. Data was collected from 17-20


The Impact of Students Dropout of School in Sokoto State: A Challenge to Human Security

This paper viewed school dropout as discontinuations of educational programme by a child or students. Education is the most important instrument for national development. Every nation irrespective of its economic growth as developed, developing, and underdeveloped engineers her educational programmes towards the provision of mass literacy for the production of quality manpower for human resources


Didactic and Pedagogical Implications in Community and Arts

This paper explores the relationship between art practice and dialogic forms of education. Drawing on theoretical framework and interviews with selected artists and stakeholders, the text examines these practitioners’ constructions of art practice and the perceptions of how they engage with learners. The reflections illuminate the opportunities afforded by artist-led teaching and learning, whilst drawing


Competence Based Curriculum for Skills Development Through Dual Training: Evidence From Eastlands College of Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

This research paper will address the issue of “Education for What” in the context of vocational and technical training by presenting the evidence from the Dual Training System (DTS) adopted by Eastlands College of Technology in conjunction with the motor vehicle industry.The Dual Training System is the educational model followed by Germany and some other


Clustering the Patterns of Program Cooperation Among Cross-Strait Universities

This study aims to evaluate the patterns of program cooperation among cross-strait universities for promoting mutual development. This study collected the data related to the current cross-strait university cooperation and exchange programs. Fifty-eight leading universities have been reviewed by using their numbers of ongoing cooperation and exchange programs in their official web pages. The target


A Sociolinguistic Study on Tamil English Code-Mixing Among Urban Bilinguals: A Study on Pedagogical Perspective

This paper analyses the various reasons for code-mixing, and the domains where a mixed code is preferred by Tamil speakers. Sri Lanka is a multilingual country where code mixing is a communication strategy used by speakers of different indigenous languages. Mixing of Tamil and English is common speech behaviour that occurs in the discourse of


Education, Earth, Nature Imagining: Ecological Ways of Inhabiting the Earth

A new ecological culture puts Earth and Nature—and not only human beings—at the center of Planet’s life. This change of perspective should be accomplished at every level: law, politics, economy, education. At an educational level, this choice concerns lifelong education since the earliest stages of life, and involves the development of more holistic mind-sets based


The Translation of Humour in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

This paper is an in-depth study of the translation of humour in Chinua Achebe’s Things fall apart, a novel which has been translated into the French language as Le monde s’effondre by Michel Ligny. Since humour is an interesting and important aspect of human life, this paper examines the cultural, linguistic and semantic challenges posed


A Study of an Online Community of Practice for EFL Learning in a Chinese University

The aim of this paper is to report the investigation of an online communication group as a supplementary media for student learning English; and to report how communication online facilitated student learning and student-teacher relationship. Drawing literature on reflection and Communities of Practice (CoPs), a case study was undertaken involving 30 students in an online


Teacher-Educators as Policy Entrepreneurs – How Do Motivation, Innovative Work Behaviour, and Personality Profiles Relate to Policy Entrepreneurship Outcomes?

The role of policy entrepreneurs in shaping the process of policy implementation is well recognized. However, current research tends to focus more on the process of policy change, and less on the quality of the outcomes of such policy shaping. Individual traits like motivation and contextual factors are known to shape the actions of policy


Investigating the Needs of Library Members of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults of Ahvaz City in Rendering Education for Non-Book/Electronic Material Services

Since the Children libraries can play an effective role aside the formal educational systems, especially when the school libraries are weak, this study aims to investigate the need for educational programs for library members of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young adults in Ahwaz (a cultural city in Iran) to provide