Month: April 2018

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How is the Concept of Flourishing Central in the Move toward Sustainability: A Case Study of the Aeolian Water Crisis

This presentation explores the role of the concept of flourishing as it moves toward sustainability by examining a theoretical case study of Lipari, located in the Aeolian Islands. Challenged by a lack of potable water, Lipari provides a tangible model of the interconnectivity of community agency and sustainable issues. This presentation examines the leading qualities

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Relationship Between Stress and Saliva Biomarkers in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy

Breast cancer is the first of the cancer incidence in women is common age more increased by westernization of eating habits. The 30 ‘s – 50’ s, the predilection age of breast cancer, live with many roles and responsibilities in the company and at home, and it is a period of stressful diversity.A physiologically active

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Does Rule Utilitarianism Support in Vitro Fertilization?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) by in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is currently a commonplace technology that has successfully treated millions of infertile couples the world over. Rule Utilitarianism deals with the tendencies of actions to produce more pleasure and concerned with long term consequences.Use of Reproductive TechnologyThe extraction of gametes and in-vitro conception, namely the separation of

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The State of and Issues Related to the Health Literacy of Healthy Elderly in Japan: A Survey of Participants of a Regional Recreational Event

In the aging society of Japan, the extension of healthy life expectancy is indispensable for managing the high medical and nursing care expenses and shortage of manpower for care workers. Further, it is important to improve the health literacy as social skills of the elderly for the management and maintenance of their health abilities. In

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Assessment Difficulty and Educational Needs of Home Care Nurses Providing Medical Care for Cancer Patients in Japan: Examining the Viewpoints

The primary cause of death in Japan is malignant tumors, and the increase in medical expenses is increasing social security costs. It is expected that home recuperation of cancer patients will increase in the future. Therefore, improving home care nurses’ practical skills is an urgent issue. This study aimed to clarify the assessment difficulty experienced

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The Impact of Interactive Elearning Pedagogy in the Core Content of Cultural Dimensions Across Curriculum

This study aims to analyze the impact of interactive e-learning pedagogy in understanding the relevance of cultural dimensions across curriculum in the Higher Education Institutions. This interactive e-learning pedagogy refers to the different cultural dimension videos, images, and other interactive elements included in the core content of the lessons particularly in the professional education subjects.

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Using an Informatics Course to Support an Herbal Medicine Course for Learning Herbs with Volatile Oil

Phytochemistry is the one of subjects for pharmacy students. The subject is linking about herbs and its chemical compounds which contain pharmacological activities. The contents of phytochemistry are describing the structures of the large number of secondary metabolites found in plants, the functions of these compounds in human, plant biology and environment, and the biosynthesis

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Using Web 2.0 And Corpus Technology to Enhance Vocabulary Acquisition

Undergraduate students are exposed to discipline-specific lexis and concepts, particularly when studying in a second language. Current research suggests that most students find it difficult to fully comprehend academic reading material because they lack the requisite vocabulary. In order to enhance vocabulary acquisition and, ultimately, improve knowledge of complex discipline specific vocabulary, this study evaluated

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Integration of Teaching and Learning ICT Literacy and Herbal Information in the 21st Century

In the 21st Century, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) acts as an important role to support learning of the core content. In Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at Silpakorn University, ICT literacy and core content about herbal information were integrated to support learning herbal medicine. Several tools were introduced to collect and applied herbal information. To

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Differences Among Generational Groups of Teachers in a Public School District in Their Practice of 21st Century Teaching-Learning Skills

This study explores the differences in the 21st century teaching and learning skills practices among generational groups of teachers in the District of Indang, Cavite. It was conducted to find out if there is any significant difference in the perceptions between and among generational groups of teachers in terms of their overall application of 21st

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Utilizing Life Orientations Method in Education to Develop Soft Skills and Organizational Development Among Graduating Students for Career Readiness

Values are the foundation of all our thinking and behavior. We grow up in a home that is characterized by values. No matter in what kind of traditional or modern form of family we grow up, we are shaped by it. In addition, peer groups “determine” what we consider important and what we are to

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A Study on the Influence of Technology Hands-on Curriculum on the Technology Attitude and Programming Attitude in Senior High School

The study was aimed to explore the influence of technology hands-on curriculum on the technology attitude and programming attitude. The study sample consisted of forty two 16-year-old students from one K10 class in Taiwan. A 12-week (24h in total) pre- and post-test quasi-experimental study was designed. In the class we used the Arduino microcontroller, let

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Examining the Academic Writing Practices of Higher Education in Papua New Guinea

The current global trend in education paves way for new and improved means of academic writing practices in higher education, with which most of the higher education institutions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are struggling to measure up. This comparative case study of a public and a privately (mission) run university in PNG examines the

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Cushioning Teacher Bullying: An Exploratory Study Towards Establishing Support Mechanism

Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods was used in carrying out this research since Teacher Bullying (TB) is not yet thoroughly explored in the Philippines. In the first phase, a narrative inquiry was administered to extract significant experiences of teachers in terms of “bullying forms” and its “effects” on their teaching performance and well-being, as well as

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Black Students in China: Identity, Environment, and Institutions in the Individual’s Perception of Racial Encounters

In recent years, study abroad and scholarship programs have profoundly targeted the black demographic, a group largely underrepresented amongst the study abroad community. Researchers have contributed a wealth of understanding about the personal and professional benefits of study abroad, and how to make these benefits more accessible to black students. However, a general lack of

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Computer-Based Test and Paper-Based Test as English Language Assessment in Indonesian Junior High Schools 2017

This paper explains and critiques the implementation of CBT (Computer-Based Test) and PBT (Paper-Based Test) as English language assessment in Indonesian Junior High Schools. The policy analysis was done by scrutinizing two regulations of Badan Nasional Standar Pendidikan (Indonesian Bureau of Standardised Education): BSNP: 0075/SDAR/BSNP/XII/2016 about the contents of National Examination, and BSNP: 0043/P/BSNP/2017 about

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ASEAN Community: Development, Challenge and Change for Thai Higher Education Sector

The emergence of ASEAN community has changed and inspired ideas and expectations for Southeast Asian countries in many ways. As small and developing countries, the members of ASEAN need to be together for stronger in the global context. The collaboration and coordination between member countries are frequently mentioned in several aspects, including higher education (HE),

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Vocational Curriculum for Learners with Special Educational Needs

In the past three decades, children with special needs are considered invincible persons of the society (Burtner, 2017). One of the fears of parents of children with special needs is to leave their children behind helpless and dependent in all their needs. The thought of leaving behind a child who cannot take care of himself

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A Study on the Mutual Similarity Between Japanese and Chinese for Simultaneous Learning

The number of candidates appearing for Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) has increased in this time of accelerated change. Moreover, since Geneva University requires two majors for the bachelor’s degree, students’ interest in East Asian languages has encouraged them to take two Asian languages as their primary subjects. However, the result

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Nobel Authors in the Literature Classroom: 2017 Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro and the Case for Conscious Empathy

Many years before the Swedish Academy honored Japanese-born, British-educated writer Kazuo Ishiguro with the Nobel Prize in Literature for his resilient works about the human spirit, the author said, “I feel I am part of that generation for whom making something good out of your life, morally good, was a very conscious thing.” I have

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The Implementation of Peer Instruction in Mathematics and Physics Lectures

Peer Instruction (PI) is getting much more attention as one of the interactive teaching-learning methods. There are many practical reports of PI in physics, but in mathematics, there are a few. Multiple-choice conceptual question, “concept test” is a key part of PI. As a trial, we made over one hundred concept tests of mathematics, and

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The Implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Program in Northern Isabela, Philippines: Reactions, Attitudes and Perceptions of Teachers

In June 2012, the K to 12 Curriculum was implemented in the Philippines. Basic education is now thirteen years instead of the usual ten years. In the K to 12 Curriculum, the elementary grades will focus on the core learning areas namely: languages, mathematics, science and social studies. One of the highlights of the K

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A Symbolic Interactionist Study on Blended Learning in Hong Kong

Information and communication technology (ICT), such as computer, has been widely adopted in teaching and learning activities as a way of supplementing with conventional one-way pedagogy. The mixture of lecturing and ICT-mediated activities is usually referred as blended learning. However, there are considerations on rationale behind its adoption in enhancing students’ learning desires. Some support

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Development of Mathematical Connection Skills of Grade II Students by Using Problem-Based Learning with GeoGebra Program

The proposes of this study were 1) to develop the students’ mathematical connection skills in order to pass the criteria of 50 percent of full score, 2) to study the relationship between the students’ learning achievement and mathematical connection skills, and 3) to study the students’ satisfaction toward the problem-based learning with GeoGebra program learning

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A Survey of Scientific Concept of Grade 11 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey scientific concepts understanding of grade 11th students. The sample was 116 students of academic year 2017 from school in Thailand that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was electricity conceptual understanding test consisting of 15 questions for pretest. Scientific concept understanding are divided in to 5 levels

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Internal Audit in Philippine Provincial Government Office

The study evaluates the internal audit of Provincial Government Office (PGO) in terms of the organizational attributes and functions to identify the demographic profile of respondents, its organizational perspective and the internal audit activities perform by the office. Results show that most of respondents have taken Accountancy course with professional licensure of Certified Public Accountants

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A Survey of the Mathematics Problem Solving Ability of Grade 10 Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey the Mathematics Problem Solving ability of grade 10 students. The participants were 51, grade 10th students at Sarakhampittayakhom school in Mahasarakham province, Thailand, 2nd semester of 2017 that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was Mathematics Problem Solving ability test that was multiple choice, 30 articles. The

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An Introduction to Intercultural Communication Using Scenes From the Film, Zootopia

This study reports on the utilization of the Disney film Zootopia in a college English class. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology clearly prioritizes the advancement of international education, or education that opens the students’ minds to the wider world, in Japan. To achieve this educational ideal, the authors believe that more

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The Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Program in Northern Isabela, Philippines: Teachers’ Competencies and Pedagogical Practices in Teaching Mother Tongue

The K to 12 Program of the Department of Education in the Philippines was implemented in 2012. Some implications of the K to 12 Program include the following: graduates will be better prepared for higher education; graduates will have a better mastery of basics, and remedial courses will no longer be necessary, graduates will be

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Development of Mathematics Problem Solving Ability by Using the Problem Solving Model of Metacognitive Process of Grade 11 Students

The proposes of this study were develop the students’ mathematics problem solving ability in order to pass the criteria of 70 percent of full score. The target group were 21 grade 11 students in academic year 2017 from Sarakhampittayakhom School, Muang, Mahasarakham. The research methodology used was classroom action research which consists of four cycles.

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Assessment Practices and Students’ Approaches to Learning: A Systematic Review

Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) differentiates between student learning objectives/behaviors that are focused on the memorization of course content (surface approach) or the construction of meaning and comprehension (deep approach). For nearly five decades, researchers have explored Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) as an important framework for understanding, evaluating and guiding learning and instruction. An

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The Importance of Student-Centered Learning (SCL) in Indonesian Higher Education

The issue investigated in this paper is about the roles and the importance of Student-centered Learning (SCL) in Indonesian higher educations. In some Indonesian universities, the policy to implement SCL has been instructed, but some lecturers seem to teach passively and simply leave the class after finishing their lecture. There are also some arguments from

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Datafication as a Political Technology: US Federal Policy Discourses on International Standardized Tests and Rankings

This paper examines the nexus of educational policy discourses and the growing datafication of education. We problematize widespread presuppositions surrounding the emerging hegemony of data-based international standardized testing systems in global educational governance by asking: How do policymakers respond to the datafication of global education in the form of international rankings such as PISA and

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“Tell Us Your Story”: Documenting the Nalik Culture Through an Educational Project in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has more of languages than any other country, about 840 (Simons & Fenning, 2017), accounting for 12% of all languages spoken in the world (Volker, 2014). It also has 5% of all biodiversity (WWF, 2016). These data suggest a great biocultural diversity, and a subsequent wealth of traditional knowledge of numerous ethnic

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A Basic Study on the Conformity of Japanese University Students in Language Communication Activities

As a basic study of the communication activities with the system we have been developing, we investigated the affective factors related to student conformity by conducting a questionnaire with 81 Japanese university students in two classes. The results showed that: (1) there was no significant relationship between student conformity with another’s opinion and nervousness during

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Explicit and Implicit Grammar Instruction in English Writing

The present study aims to explore explicit and implicit grammar instruction in English writing. Specifically, it seeks to investigate whether grammar should be taught explicitly or implicitly in English composition classes in Taiwan, and which option can help students enhance their grammatical accuracy more effectively after a period of teaching. A quasi-experimental research design was

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The Multidisciplinary Project to Promote Story-Based Learning and Soft Skills: Integrating Biology, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Study

Story-based learning is the Engineering Science Classroom of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (ESC-KMUTT) curriculum promoting high school students to learn through “stories” by which all learning topics are interwoven and integrated. For applying knowledge, the multidisciplinary project called “Ecobox” was created by integrating ecosystem, computer programming, engineering drawing and mathematical modeling topics. Our

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Team-Based Learning of the Mercato Project to Nurture Criticism, Creativity and Problem Solving During the Orientation Camp of ESC-KMUTT

Team-based learning (TBL) is a learning practice supporting small group for powerful instructional effect. There are four essential elements of TBL including groups, accountability, feedback and assignment design (Michaelsen & Sweet, 2008). The objectives of this study were to use team-based learning for instructing “The Mercato Project” and nurture soft skills such as criticism, creativity

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Fostering “Glocal” Awareness Through Content-Based Study Abroad Programs: Case of a Program on Poverty and Sustainable Society in the Philippines

Study abroad programs have become increasingly popular in Japanese tertiary education in response to the nationwide campaigns and movements for fostering “global human resources” (Yonezawa 2014). In the current discourse of development of human resources with a global perspective, students’ acquirement of global awareness and intercultural skills is often emphasized. Given that Japan’s regional communities

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From Information to Empowerment: Tertiary Students’ Experiences with the Use of Social Media in Learning

The aim of this paper is to examine tertiary students’ learning outcomes, experiences and perceptions of using social media; YouTube to enable a collaborative and participatory learning process. From a survey of literature on tertiary students’ use of social media for experiential and participatory learning, there seems to be very little evidence of detailed examination

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Care: A Key Factor in Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness

This study examines how care is a pivotal factor in contributing to student learning as well as teaching effectiveness. In this context, care can defined as emotions and actions to encourage students. The act of caring requires both teachers and students to interact, a relationship that acts as foundation that holds both ends to produce

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Factors Influencing Teens to be Involved in Social Problems in a Protection Center

This study was conducted to identify factors that influence behavioral depravities among teens. Respondents in this study consist of trainees aged 13 to 19 years old and above. The methodology of this study is a survey using questionnaires as instrument. Respondents were selected using a purposive sampling technique involving 70 teenage girls in a state

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program: A Response to Emergency of Pedophiles for Preschool in Indonesia

Child sexual abuse is a worldwide global issue which currently is threatening Indonesian children. The massive number of Child sexual abuse and the various models of the cases such as intra-familial sexual abuse, child prostitution, online sexual exploitation of children, and much more put Indonesia in the emergency of Child sexual abuse condition. In this

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Learning Environment, Metacognitive Awareness and Problem Solving Ability Among Form Four Students

A conducive learning environment can also help to create the comfort of teaching and learning while maintaining the focus and interest of students in mathematics. The classroom environment and psychosocial interactions of students can bring about changes towards achieving teaching and problem solving goals. The aim of this study is to identify the level of

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How to Play Drum Set for Teacher in Private Schools

The objective of this research is to study the how to play drum set for teacher in private Schools.According to the result, this is a quality research that collects data and informative in-depth interview with private music school teachers (3 years experiences) in Bangkok. The study concluded the purpose of this research project. The necessary

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Musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in a Symphony Orchestra

The purpose of the study “Musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in Symphony Orchestra” is to study skill, technique of Trombone and musicianship for Trombone Musician Profession in Symphony Orchestra. This research is Qualitative research, collective data by interview from the musician in Symphony Orchestra and music teachers in universities total 17 persons and analyzed by

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Role of Teachers in Teaching Piano for Children

The research is a qualitative research. The objective of this research was to study piano teaching skill for children. The research tool was an in-depth interview. The samples used in this research was 17 piano teachers. The main issue in the interviews emphasizes about the skill and knowledge for piano teachers. The results of the

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Stabilizing Mechanisms in Formula-based Funding of Universities: The Case of Poland

The research is inspired by the decades-long debate on the effectiveness of education and steering of educational systems in Europe and in particular – in Poland. Government funding serves to stabilize the functioning of public universities and to influence them to get compatibility with the educational raison d’etat. In the paper an attempt to measure

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Teaching Empathy Through Self-Experience and Diary Reflections

To prevent any repeated human wrongdoings in the future, many say that people need to learn from our past mistakes. However, the question remains. What kinds of learning do we need in order to encourage a peaceful society? History teaching about wars to the young may not be enough due to the fact that there

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Roles of Administrators in Supporting Science Study for the Basic Education of the Secondary Educational Office, Bangkok

The purposes of this research were to study factors that affects the development of science study and the roles of administrators in supporting science study in basic education of Secondary Educational Office Bangkok. The sampling groups are school directors and head of science departments or science teacher of secondary educational office Bangkok total 400 questionnaires

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The Trend to Develop Learning and Teaching for Music Student to become Music Business Owners

This research is qualitative research collecting data by in-depth interview with 4 entrepreneurs from music store in Bangkok to study instrument type or musical equipment as well as the individuality qualities or personality for good music entrepreneur. Guidelines to developing curriculum in Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University to be career focus for bachelor degree students. The

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Key Performance Indicators for Higher Education. Lessons From Poland

It has been argued that quantitative KPIs for academics can create perverse incentives. By narrowing the attention of academia to measurable outcomes rather than its broader mission, they can be a distraction from maximizing universities’ positive impact on society. Quantitative assessments are nonetheless required, among others by governments which finance or co-finance the higher education

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Technique of Thai Singing for Thai Musicians

The purpose of this research is to conduct a study of Thai Singing technique for musician. The research tool was an interview by question which was created by the researcher. The question in the interview sought information on their viewpoints concerning the importance of Thai Singing technique for musicians. The samples of this research used

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Pipat Ensemble Management for Music Teacher in Secondary School

The objective of this qualitative research was to study about the skill and knowledge that management Pipat ensemble for music teacher in secondary school. The research tool was an in-depth interview of music teacher in secondary school. The samples used in this research include 17 persons that were a music teacher in secondary school in

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Education Attainment As a Determinant of Economic Growth in African Countries

In the light of educational policies in developing countries being strongly influenced by the Millenium Development Goals and foreign aid programmes, the role of education and human capital accumulation in the economic development of African countries is examined. The Solow model and the augmented Solow model including human capital were estimated using recent data on

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Research into Metaphor-type Art Teaching

In the description of metaphor, the western Metaphor Theory is applied to the word “the wicker swaying in the wind is the lithe and graceful dance” and its allusion is transformed into linguistic phenomenon in the idiom, but it implies the more meaningful mental phenomena (Wang, 2011). The means of metaphor is used as the

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Developing Statistical Reasoning and Thinking Assessment for Engineering Students: Challenges and New Direction

In this paper, an assessment for students’ ability in critical thinking within statistics content which includes the statistical reasoning and thinking skills are discussed. Despite instructors’ awareness on critical thinking as one of essentials 21st century skills, it remains unclear about how to develop the instructional framework for teaching, learning and assessing critical thinking in

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21st-Century Dystopia and Utopia and a Re-Centering of Humanism

Classic dystopia (Swift, Wells) identifies the plagues of society. However, even in 21st-century works that partly do so, committed purposes are at times defeated by individualism, superficiality and mere entertainment. Commercialized dystopian science fiction, accompanied by an ideology of cynicism and an aesthetics of spectacular and violent exaggeration, seems indeed to be one of the

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Re-Centering Domestic Dominance: Women Fighters in China Across Generations

Under conventional patriarchy, women and children within the domestic setting are seemingly protected from various external threats. Meanwhile, the hegemony of domestic lives makes women forever ignorant of patriarchal subordination. In China, such hegemony originates from Confucianism, which was also the principal doctrine that governed social conventions. My paper serves to investigate whether the Confucian

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Imprisoned Souls in Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the theme of imprisonment, both physical and spiritual, in two novels, Men in the Sun (1963) by the Palestinian Ghassan Kanafani and Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by the Dominican Jean Rhys. The paper will explore how both writers depict the suffering of their characters, who

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The South Asian Wanderer: A Literary Evolution of the Orient

Recent times have witnessed the reemergence of the popular notion of the oriental, though now dyed in a singular Arabesque hue due to the sociopolitical and theological nature of the present ‘East’ and ‘West’. This paper however, aims to revisit Edward Said’s interpretation of the notion and to highlight the oriental as a South Asian

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Modern Theocracy? When an Incumbent Village Head Becomes New Boss of the Village Land Deity temple: Observation from Residents

Land Deity (aka. ‘Tudigong’ in Mandarin Chinese), according to Chinese folklore belief, is a spiritual chief of executive at the grass-roots level that protects every people in his locality, and almost enshrined every community or village in the island of Taiwan. On the other hand, a village head holds responsibility to accept complaints and suggestions,

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A Theatre Creative Research “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a theatre creative research which has been inspired by William Shakespeare’s play script and the translated play script ‘Fun Na Kuen Klang Ruedoo Ron’ (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) by Dudsadee Mala. This theatre creative research was presented as a stage play using teaching method called “Project-Based Learning”. The process of

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Irrigation Canal Bridge of Meinong, Taiwan

A bridge, by definition, is a conduit from one side to the other. The sides could be a place, a time or a space having physical and/or temporal components to embark on a metaphorical journey telling stories about a nation, a people or a city. This article examines the changing roles of a Japanese built

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“We Ought to Take…Our Bearings:” The Topographies of Georges Perec

Contemporary French writer Georges Perec compiled “Species of Spaces” in the study of his flat at 18, Rue de l’Assomption, in Paris. Spatial concepts are integral to Perec’s work, which centers on the construction of topographies: as a pedestrian, that of the city in “A Tentative Depiction of Parisian Places,” a memory project using an

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Theme of Alienation in Modern Literature: The Advent of Existentialism, With Life as Seen Through Indian English Fiction Writers

Edmund Fuller remarks that in our age “man suffers not only from war, persecution, famine and ruin, but from inner problems … a conviction of isolation, randomness, meaninglessness in his way of existence “. The paper will discuss and analyse theme of alienation in modern literature in general and Indo-English literature from different angles. It

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When a Woman Walks the Streets: The Female Challenge to Public Space in Nawal El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero

Nawal El Saadawi’s novel Woman at Point Zero examines a character named Firdaus, a peasant girl who tries to negotiate a role of independence for herself in mid-to-late 20th century Cairo. Briefly forced into a bad marriage, and unable to get a university education along with any sustaining employment, Firdaus resorts to earning her wages

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The Microcosm Within the Macrocosm: How the Literature of a Small Diaspora Fits Within the Context of Global Literature

The twentieth century was a century of global powers: the Soviet Union, the United States. Now China is on the rise. Where do these superpowers and major language groups leave small countries and their identities? Whether we are ready for it or not, humanity is shifting away from tribal identities towards a global identity that

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The Relations and Exchanges Between the Chinese Communist Party and Japanese Leftists in the Early Phase of the Cultural Revolution

After the war, there were no formal diplomatic relations between China and Japan, but economic and other exchanges still continued in the form of “people’s diplomacy.” Despite the interruption in the period of Nobusuke Kishi, their relations were soon resumed.With the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, most normal exchanges came to a halt

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Communication and Perception of Visual Language in Comic Books, Khai Hua Roh : Smile of the King and Maha Sanook : When the Prince became King

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13th 2016. The comic books Khai Hua Roh and Maha Sanook, published special editions presented in visual language, to mourn the King under the themes “Smile of the King” and “ When the Prince became King”. The researcher aims to study the intent of the illustrators and

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Recentering the Self and Nation Through Memory – Mixing History, Romance and Memoirs in the Autobiographical Writings of Han Suyin

Han Suyin had once described herself as “a fragmentation of the total self” where “each piece recreating from its own sum of facts a person…” This principle seemed to be operating in a number of her memoirs, in particular, Birdless Summer (1980) where she completely reconfigured her war-time experience in Chungking Destination (1942). The two

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Consumer Purchase Behaviors in Relation to Distinct Cultural Factors and Product Enhancement Type

In world market competition, modern enterprises must cater for Eastern and Western consumers with distinct cultures. Cultural factors influence customers’ purchase decision behaviors. From a consumer perspective, the most significant trait of a new product relative to its older counterpart is the difference between the two. From a business perspective, the innovation of products to

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Space and Narrative in Cinematic Arts

This study aims to examine space as key component in storytelling by drawing on theories of psychoanalysis, narrative, and formalism. In so doing, the study has chosen two films which were produced in the past five years with an interesting use of space: 1) Train to Busan (2016), a Korean film; and 2) Snap (2016),

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3, 2, 1, Infinity! A Decentered Poiesis of Haiku, Code, and Photography

“3, 2, 1, Infinity!” is an art piece that brings together three genres of media and arts: (1) a “Japanese” poetry form of haiku that was written for a momentary experience of an earthly and unique presence, (2) a digital photograph that was shot at the moment of the experience, and (3) a piece of

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Product Types and Consumers’ Culture: An Empirical Examination in Taiwan

Firms must understand consumer culture to design and develop products that meet consumer expectations. When provided with various innovative consumer electronics, consumers make purchase or replacement decisions by referring to their experiences with an existing product, the effects of mental accounting induced by such products, the features of new products, and the marginal benefits from

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Marguerite Yourcenar: Japan, and the Cult of the Aging Body

Marguerite Yourcenar’s reputation was built on philologically founded novels on heroes of the Western thought, such as the emperor Hadrian in “Mémories d’Hadrien” and the partly invented figure of Zénon Ligre in “L’oeuvre au noir.” Less known was her interest in Japanese culture, one that far from being limited to her late travels, Yourcenar cultivated

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Community Murals Serve As a Meeting Zone of Art Tourism in Hong Kong

As a teaching muralist for almost two decades, Prof. Kong Ho explores his community mural experience in Hong Kong in the perspective of art tourism and cultural reinvention. Ho intents to apply his recent conducted mural tour experience for the Whittier College in Hong Kong as a case study to offer a first-hand understanding of

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The Illusions of Love in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness

As the first African American woman to win an Obie Award, Alice Childress (1916~1994) is an important playwright in the history of American theatre, and especially she is considered as the only black woman playwright in America whose plays have been popular for more than four decades in the 20th century. Childress is famous for

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Authentication, Attribution and the Art Market: Understanding Issues of Attribution in Contemporary Indonesia

The widespread circulation of paintings lacking a secure provenance within the Indonesian art market is an increasingly prevalent issue that questions trust, damages reputations and collective cultural narratives. In the long-term, this may impact on the credibility of artists, their work and the international art market. Under the current Indonesian copyright laws, replicating a painting

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Design of Guiding Lines for a Tactile Map for a Campus in Taiwan

This pilot study aimed at the evaluation of three different designs of guiding lines, ruler-lines, dot-lines, and tangent-lines, for a tactile floor map for possible use in the campus of Tatung University. There were 14 visually impaired persons (VIPs), 11 males and 3 females, with mean age of 39.6 years touched these three tactile floor

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Creative Advertising – Narrative in Marketing Communications

In the 21st century, amidst China’s rapid economic development in a new era of digital information; “advertising” should not be a neglected term. In modern society, people suffer from information overload. A lack of advertising thinking often gives rise to key pieces of information being overlooked and designs losing their original meaning and value. Imitations

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The Adaptation of French Lettrism to Cinematic and Media Art in Chinese Context

This paper explores several cinematic and media art works from the late 70s to early 21 century which tried to apply the methods and ideas of French Lettrism into works created in a Chinese context. The French Lettrism is an avant-garde movement established by Romanian/French poet Isidore Isou in the 1940s. Influenced by preceding art

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Transcendentalism Aspects in the Poem The Rhodora by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Genetic Structuralism Analysis)

The aim of this research is to analyze the collective world view in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem The Rhodora. The theory of genetic structuralism by Lucien Goldmann is used to find out the relation between the structure of literary work and the structure of society as its background. The relation is identified through the world

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Products Using the Design Model of Synchronic Contrast Emotion

The moment when consumers are using the product, it usually generates multiple and complicated emotions. If it is contract emotion that is generated, consumers usually feel novel and original, give a deep impression and further like to use it. The research tries to explore the possibility to apply the contract emotion generated during the process

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Binary Opposition, Binary Pair, and the Aftermath

This paper uncovers the presence of gender system exerted in Indonesian folk dance: Reog Ponorogo. Based on historical notes, it is believed that this traditional dance-drama art, has been performed since the 12th century. However, along with the changing era, Reog performance experiences ups and downs, even dying. However, it got reinvigorated after Indonesian independence.

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A Study of Historical Overview and the Current Situation of Thailand Film Tourism

This research aims to investigate the historical overview and current situation of Thailand film tourism, based on research on texts and documents. Research offers the categorization by original stakeholder’s producing, in which, consists of Western film production, Bollywood production, China film production and Thai local film production.Tourism discipline primarily focused on the numbers of people

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Suicide, Alienation, and Sexuality as Radical Actions in Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood: A Study of Slavoj Zizek’s Subjectivity

As one of the most outstanding Japanese authors, Haruki Murakami always comes up with unique ideas of surrealistic story. Yet, his only realistic novel, Norwegian Wood (2000), is also a masterpiece. Translated from the original version entitled Noruwei no Mori (1987), this novel tells about a complicated story rooted from the death of the beloved

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Un-Abject the Local Genius: A Philosophical Research on Local Art Sustainability in Indonesian Contemporary Era

This study is focused on how local genius sustain their particularity in the dynamic wave of contemporary art. I will compare two local art spaces in Yogyakarta and Bandung while analyzing their differences in defining a sustain local genius. The understanding of Indonesia’s contemporary art creation mostly dominated by capital minded. Therefore, most of the

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Aesthetics Problems of Jakarta: Relation Between Yogyakarta’s Theatre Performers and Jakarta’s Audience

This paper discusses the differences in aesthetic perspectives that arise due to the differences in language in art performance. The number of local languages ​​that exist to be a unique identity of Indonesia as one nation. Unfortunately, this variety of local languages ​​is merely a local element that is not brought into the global understanding

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The Body of Women As Property in “Uang Panai” Movie

Every place, especially in Indonesia, have their own ritual in order to propose the marriage to the woman. As one of the most famous phenomenon in Indonesia, Uang Panai as Bugis-Makassar tradition is referring to the money which provided by the man who will marry the woman in South Sulawesi. Further, this phenomenon is always

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Philosophy and Several Kinds of Tumpeng

Tumpeng is a cone-shaped rice dish with meat and vegetable side dishes surrounding it. It is a kind of traditional celebratory dish that is usually served during special events or celebrations in Indonesia. Nowdays, the philosophy of tumpeng has been forgotten by the millennial generation in the 21st century. Thus, the researcher wants to find

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Locating and Relocating Cultural Engagements in a Transnational Age

How do the visual phenomena of Japan live in transnational communities today? How can they embrace international tropes, while retaining the distinctly local sensibilities of Yamato-e, kana calligraphies, or ukiyo-e? This paper examines the apparent paradox of these questions through the divergent projects of Katsushika Hokusai, Kusama Yayoi, and Masami Teraoka. It examines the ways

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Typical Writing Styles Among Genders: A Corpus Study in Asian L2 Learners’ Academic Writing

Scholars have been attempting to distinguish the writing characteristics between male and female since the last several decades. Although it has been assumed that the gender-based characteristics more likely exists in literary works (Holmes, 1998; Koppel et al., 2002) and orally produced discourse (Mulac and Lundell, 1994) rather than in academic writing, a number of

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Mind-Recentering in Globalization Context: Mindful Zen Tray Garden Workshop Through Performing Artistic Perspective

Amid our contemporary materialistic context of globalization, the complexity at our subconscious level has also increased. We have found ourselves looking more for the process which could recentering us from within, in order to be able to cope with and to find the way out of our increasing inner problems: meditation practice or artistic practice.

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Infix -Um- of Ciacia Language

Ciacia language is a language spoken by about 79.000 speakers in some small islands in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. This language belongs to West Malayo Polynesian (WMP) of Austronesian in sub group of Muna Buton. As the part of Austronesian languages, this language has to reflex the features of the family. One of them in is

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A Semiotic Analysis of Solo Basahan as a Traditional Javanese Clothes

In this century, the globalization is the common phenomena that can open the chance to influence the tradition and culture in some areas. The culture and its products like clothes will be easily replaced by the modern one. It already happens on Javanese traditional clothes called Solo Basahan, as we know that it contains the

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The Socio-Economic Status of Dock Workers at Malabon City, Philippines

The objective of this study was to determine the dock workers’ social status, their problems encountered, difficulties in workplace, working conditions, and benefits received from the management of the company. The respondents of this study were 50 dock workers consisting of male and female at Malabon City, Philippines. All of them are regular workers with

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The Analysis of Centralized Layout on Traditional Batik Tulis Workshop in Central Java

Batik is a color crossing technique, using canting and hot wax originating from Indonesia and defined by Unesco became an intangible cultural heritage in 2009. Canting is a tool for transferring hot wax on fabric so it can form line or dot. The use of hot wax becomes an essential tool in the process of

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Communication Accommodation of Indonesian Teachers in Using Language as an Intercultural Adaptation at a Korean International School in Jakarta, Indonesia

Intercultural communication can occur in many contexts, one of them is in the educational context. There is a Korean international school in Jakarta, Indonesia. Not only Korean people who work in this school, but also Indonesian people. This Korean international school employs Indonesian teachers to teach in English. That is why there are three languages

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The Language Variation of Pendalungan Jember

This research examines the language variation of Pendalungan Jember through describing the structure of language and regional accent which show characteristics of Pendalungan people. Data obtained from public places and social media (instagram) to be observated, interpreted, and classified according to the language variations. According to the data, Pendalungan language variations contain: a) lexical variations;

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The Recentering of the Geo-Political Misplaced Asian Identity in a Post-Colonial South Africa Through the Discourse of Inherited Photographs Pre-1994

The following paper is an analysis of the various Asian communities that had settled in South Africa following the Colonial period into the Apartheid regime and has now been assimilated into the “Asian”, “Indian”, “coloured” and “Malay” racial diaspora in the now ‘democratic’ South Africa. On one level, the paper discusses the re- construction or

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Gender-Biased Words Marked by Indonesian Suffixes Wan, Wati, and Man: A Socio-Morphological Study

Bahasa Indonesia is not included into sexist language, such as English, German, French, or Arabic. Some words, however, are viewed in non-neutral usage related to gender perspectives. It motivates the writer to conduct a study concerning gender-biased words found in Bahasa Indonesia. The current study aims to describe the forms of gender biased words found

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Spelling Variations of Standard Arabic Loanwords in Indonesian and Malay

Arabic is one of the most influential languages on the development of Indonesian and Malay. However, the Arabic language has linguistic characteristics which are much different from the Indonesian and Malay which require many adjustments. Pronunciation adjustments follow the rules of articulation, while the written forms require orthography adjustments in this case with regard to

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Poetry in Geometry

Today some contemporary artists are trying to bring back the ancient images, because they feel that they were much closer to nature than the art of the industrial age. Certain Neolithic forms have been noticeable for a long time and they had great meaning for the ancient cultures. The centric circle, the spiral, the meander,

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Perceived Risk and Trust Influence the Privacy Abuse Concern and Enjoyment on Social Network Sites for Shopping Decisions

The development of digital media and technology has a significant influence on daily life. Since the global increase in the use and popularity of Social Network Sites (SNS), many researchers focus their attention on user attitude and adoption intention. As users rely increasingly on social networks as part of their social life, concerns about the

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Topographies of Memory and History: Japan in the Films of Chris Marker

The sense of disorientation experienced by the memory crises of global technological modernity isoften described in spatial language. The French term depaysement captures this comminglingof categories of time and space literally: out of country-ness. This is the condition of vertigo activelyconstructed in the seminal films of Chris Marker, whose travelogues, or auto-ethnographies, employa range of

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The Study of Indonesian Maritime History: Problems and Challenges in Theory and Methodology Perspective

The writing of maritime history in Indonesia has become an interesting study for scholars. The maritime history can not be separated from the history of Indonesia, because the Indonesian territory developed from the maritime sectors. This paper examines the development of maritime historiography in Indonesia in the theory and methodology perspectives which are then linked

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A Case Study: Promoting Vietnamese Staff’s English Language Ability and Their Change of Conceptions of English Language Learning

In this study, a four-month English language training course was designed for the Vietnamese staff members of a manufacturing company in Vietnam. The English language course materials were designed according to the results of the need analysis of the Vietnamese staff and administration manager. The course focused on daily life English, English specifically related to

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Negotiating Language Development and Growth Through Social Interactions: The Case of Setswana

In most modern African societies, identity through language is extremely a rare phenomenon. This is because most communities are multilingual and there is usually more than one language spoken. The presence of more than one language and other social factors affect the development and growth of the mother tongue in any given community. These social

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The Interactive Method for Training Guangxi Medical University Professors Teaching Medicine by Using English as Medium of Instruction

Besides general ESL teaching in primary and secondary schools, universities, and adult education, training professionals for specific purposes is another alternative for thriving English language education in the rapidly changing era. However, very little research has been conducted for investigation of training medical professionals the effective EMI teaching of medicine. This paper reports the design

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An Analysis of English Reading Comprehension and Reading Strategies Through Google Translator of Loei Rajabhat University Students

This research aims to analyze how much the basic-proficient students can comprehend the reading passage by using Google translator and to investigate reading strategies while they use Google Translator translated from English to Thai.The subject comprised 50 Loei Rajabhat University students who were selected by using purposive sampling technique scored at the basic proficiency in

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Japanese Language Development in Indonesia Perspective of Library Science: Expansion of Japanese Notation on DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)

This paper discusses the new classification development in DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) system for Japanese language book collection. It is based on most of library in Indonesia uses DDC system for classify all book collections, while notation of Japanese language books classification is not specified. Only one notation classification in Japanese language books (495.6), whereas

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Mathematics Teachers’ Content Preparedness, Level of Use of Active Learning Practices and Students’ Achievement

This descriptive – correlational research was conducted to determine the Grade 7 Mathematics teachers’ content preparedness, level of use of active learning practices and students’ achievement. It made use of two data gathering instruments, namely: Survey Questionnaires for Teachers (SQT) and the Mathematics Achievement Test for Students (MATS). The samples included 40 teachers and 1540

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Students’ Attitudes Towards Self-Directed Learning out of Classroom: Indonesian Context

There is a stereotype viewing Asian students as passive learners and dependent on teachers’ instruction. Regarding this issue, this study attempts to address the Indonesian high school students’ attitudes on whether they have initiative and be responsible for their own learning out of the classroom and if so, why. Therefore, 30 high school students were

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English for Academic Purposes: Enhancing Critical Digital Literacy Outcomes

Recognizing the socio-cultural elements of language decoding and production, many modern EAL programs utilize a content-based approach. In the case of school-based EAL programs, this content often includes investigations such as understanding local values, citizenship theory, sustainability, media awareness, and digital literacy. This choice of content is partially due to a recognition that the socio-cultural

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An Analysis of English Communicative Competence: A Case Study of L1 Thai Public Transport Drivers’ Communication with Foreign Tourists

This paper was aimed at examining the English communicative competence and the needs for English communication among local L1 Thai public transport drivers. This study was part of research in support of community engagement and sustainable development. Seventy public transport drivers who gave regular service to foreign visitors in a tourist destination city in Thailand

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The Use of Japanese Language Dictionary by Students of the Japanese Literature Study Program at Brawijaya University

Vocabulary is the most important aspect in learning a foreign language. Without adequate vocabulary, the learners will find difficulty in expressing an idea, understanding the meaning of a text and dialogue of other people, and so on. In obtaining new vocabularies, the learners use several ways, such as the dictionary. There are currently many types

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From Storytelling to the Voice Story App: A Research Translation Project

Many existing language tasks are suitable for a specific language level or contain language that is specific to a particular topic or a particular language or culture, so do not suit all students’ levels or account for the language that students know. ‘Storytelling’ however, is an open-ended task that involves the oral telling of stories

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back (and a few to the side): Embedding English Language Teaching in a Discipline Subject

At Hong Kong Polytechnic University, compulsory English language provision consists of six credits of general/academic English in the first two years and two further credits of English, focusing students’ particular field of study, in the 2nd to 4th year. These Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) language courses are stand-alone courses taught by the English Language Centre,

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A Cognitive Study of Expressions Based on Hearing in English and Vietnamese

Hearing is said to be the sense of linguistic communication and in fact, in all the meanings, both concrete and abstract, it seems to be so. Through experiencing of human, hearing is used for many expressions in daily life popularly. In the view of cognitive linguistics, “the design features of languages and our ability to

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Marketing English Education to Mature Customers: Comparative Study of the Techniques Used by English Schools in Japan and South Korea

As the population of the world ages there is increasing need for an assessment of the marketing strategies that are used to target the elderly. The literature on marketing of foreign languages to the elderly is sparse. Although academicians are divided on the specific age at which a customer transcends to the mature market many

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Promoting Intercultural Understanding for ESP Students Through CLIL: Teachers’ Beliefs and Challenges

The significance of intercultural understanding (ICU) in language teaching and learning has been recognized by many scholars, particular with the rapid development of globalization and integration. Currently, traditional teaching methods appear not to well support for the provision of intercultural understanding to ESP students. In a study, Bicknell (2009) posed the question that why we

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A Study of Expression for Politeness, Indifference and Contempt in Japanese and English and its Implication for the Japanese Learner

This paper presents an account of politeness, indifference and contempt in Japanese language. A comparison is being made between English and Japanese language with reference to the problems faced by the learners in using these expressions. In the previous researches, politeness has been the focal point but the areas of indifference and contempt have been

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From the Amateur to the Professional in Group Discussions: Exploring the Use of Metacognitive Strategies

Group discussion performance of learners is used for shortlisting candidates during campus recruitment across professional courses. The complexity of the task requires learners to make use of several learning strategies to enhance their group discussion performance to become good group discussants. Many professional courses incorporate an orientation programme in developing group discussion skills in their

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Teacher Autonomy: Perceptions and Practices

Foreign language learners cannot acquire a language successfully unless they are able to attain a certain level of autonomy in learning. Learning to learn autonomously is, therefore, a skill that all language teachers must develop in their students, because learners do not come to class with an innate knowledge of how to learn autonomously. Research

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Applying Blended Learning Method in Teaching English at the University of Danang, Vietnam

Blended learning addresses the way e-learning is combined with traditional teaching method and independent study approach to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology which has been increasingly applied in teaching foreign languages today. However, it requires a fundamental change in the way teachers and students approach the learning methods which, in turn, could bring about

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Young Ambassadors: Preparing Junior High School Students for Tokyo 2020

As the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approach, the government has been attempting to make Japan more accessible to foreign visitors, and the number of incoming tourists per year has quadrupled since 2011. However, despite MEXT’s promise of “nurturing English communication skills,” the curriculum at secondary school level has adapted very little to meet the needs

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Are the Effects of L2-Motivational Change Language-Specific?

This longitudinal study investigates whether Japanese high school students’ L2-motivational changes over the high school years predict achievement in English and overall subjects at the end of high school. A questionnaire was developed drawing on the Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (Gardner, 1985), the self-determination-theory scale (Noels, Pelletier, Clément, & Vallerand, 2000), and the willingness to communicate

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Literature as a Catalyst for Critical Thinking in the Foreign Language Classroom

Good literature not only holds the power to engage and to inspire, but also to invite readers to see the world from new and unfamiliar perspectives. Literature can thus challenge conventional ideas and received wisdom and as such may become a potent tool for stimulating critical thinking in the hands of the foreign language teacher.

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Social Media Content Marketing of English Language Institutes in Thailand

The content marketing is the active participation of consumer in social media space that can distribute valuable content and drive the profitable target audience action. This research study aims to examine the presentation model and the type of content affecting consumer engagement in social media of English Language Institutes in Thailand. The content analysis technique

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Applying Translanguaging Techniques in Japanese EFL Settings

This presentation will explore the incorporation of Translanguaging Techniques in the EFL classroom in Japan. A survey conducted of students about their learning preferences in the English Language classroom showed that a majority of students preferred to have the opportunity to use, and be taught in a style that allowed for L1 (Japanese) usage to

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How Existential Funds of Identity can Enrich the Funds of Identity Concept

Both Funds of Knowledge and Funds of Identity have been developed as effective approaches that can help teachers to affirm marginalised learners’ personal, familial and cultural identities in the mainstream classroom. However, the role that negative experiences and emotions might play in affirming learner identities remains under-researched. Existential funds of identity has been offered as

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An Analysis on the Medial and Final Vowel Insertion (Epenthesis) In English Loanwords in Korean Language

This studied the medial and final vowel epenthesis in English loanwords in Korean language and the phonetic adjustments affecting the sound structure of English words borrowed into Korean. Specifically, it analyzed the medial and final vowel epenthesis in the English loanwords adaptation process; provided an environment description of vowel epenthesis; and analyzed the occurrence and

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Wednesday Night Book Club: Observations & Implications of a Parent and Child Book Club

The role of parent participation has been underscored in education research and teachers are actively encouraged to make connections with parents. This study examines the implications of active parent participation in an extracurricular book club for pre­-teen Korean male ELL students enrolled at an international school in the Middle East. Parents attended a weekly book

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How to Help EFL Students Gain Confidence in Intercultural Communication: A Case Study in Vietnam

The article reports on action research on promoting English- major students’ confidence in intercultural communication through the social interaction project at a university in Vietnam. The aims of the research are to examine Vietnamese students’ problems in intercultural communication, including the difficulties they encounter and the reasons they ascribe for these communication problems; to describe

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Developing Vocabulary for Foreigners Using Mindmapping

The pivotal beginning for teaching a language to foreigners is improving and expanding on their vocabulary. This builds up a resource for the learners to further develop their communication skills as well as easily approach to indigenous culture. This case study explains the importance of increasing vocabulary for foreigners learning the second language; how to

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Surviving in the Hegemonic Spread of English: English Language Teaching (ELT) In Rural China

Mainland China (hereafter “China”) is an important player in the global spread of English as English is increasingly emphasized as a priority foreign language and a compulsory subject at all levels of education. The national zeal for learning English does not exclude rural China. In contrast with cities where English might be used as a

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Strategies for Reframing Traditional Classrooms in Japan’s “One Community Two Systems” EFL Context

Foreign teachers of English in Japanese universities typically aim to establish task-based, student-centered EFL classrooms in accordance to their modern liberal SLA teacher training. Unfortunately, most Japanese freshmen university students have limited, if any, exposure to this type of classroom. Instead, students are familiar with “Confucian,” traditional style teacher-centered classrooms that often focus on test

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Words to Explain Words: How Teachers Explain Second Language Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays one of the most crucial roles in language competence and learning, and has gained considerable attention in second language acquisition research and education. However, the largely learner-centered research has focused directly on learner thoughts, behaviors and development, paying little attention to the role of teachers’ vocabulary explanations and their effects on learner outcome.In

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Assessment in Groupwork Project-Based Learning in Business English Classrooms

In the context of global economic integration in which English language competence along with essential soft skills have increasingly been of great significance, it is the responsibilities of teachers of English in general and Business English in particular to facilitate project-based learning. However, assessment of project-based learning has always been the matter of concern every

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Reshaping of EFL College Students’ Writing Experience

Academic writing in English is a challenging task for EFL students despite of its increasing demand in higher education.Thus,the current study adapts the teaching/learning cycle(hereafter TLC)by Martin and Rose(2005)based on a Systemic Functional Linguistics,which consists of the Deconstruction,Joint construction,and Independent construction stages.Reflecting on the context of the present study,TLC is modified with an additional Deconstruction

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A Teaching Approach to Develop Basic Academic Writing Ability and Logical Thinking Skills for Japanese University Students

This presentation discusses an approach for teaching basic academic writing ability and logical thinking skills to Japanese university students. Through this approach, students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills of paragraph writing by engaging in pre-writing tasks of constructing outlines and discussing their ideas with peers. They receive detailed feedback and make multiple revisions. In the

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Team Teaching – The Challenges and Benefits

It has been thirty years since the JET scheme was introduced in Japan and with it the widespread use of team-teaching for English classes in Junior and Senior High schools. As most teachers have received very little training in team teaching, and most teachers are accustomed to teaching alone, it can be difficult for teachers

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Using Nursing Models Along with Language Learning Theories to Motivate Japanese Nursing Students of English

Language education and nursing may at first appear to be unrelated. However, upon closer inspection, a number of similarities between these two disciplines can be observed. For nursing students who mainly hope to focus on their core nursing course requirements, and who consider English classes as unnecessary and time-consuming distractions, an interdisciplinary teaching approach that

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I-City, or a New Classroom for EFL in Times of Change: Its Theory and Practice

The purpose of this presentation is to present an idea to address education inequality stemming from economy and geography, especially in English education as a foreign language, a report of a lesson practice, and issues to challenge. Schools in small islands in Japan serve very small numbers of students. While they have advantages in English

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Learners’ Perceptions of Blended Language Learning Programs in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to explore how blended learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms was perceived by language learners and how this understanding helped inform the quality of blended learning for language education, particularly at a tertiary level. This study was conducted with 215 students from six major universities in

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Development of Traditional Tourism to Inherit Culture and Local Wisdom of Food of Marginal Culture Group in Kanchanaburi Province

This research aimed to study a tradition of food and food security including local products which could be developed to become tourism product in the marginal area of Kanchanaburi province. Sangkhlaburi district and Thong Pha phum district were defined to be the study area. Data collection of this qualitative research were observation and semi-structured interviewing.

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Entropy in the Rise and Fall of a Japanese-American Dystopia – Karen Yamashita’s “Through the Arc of the Rain Forest”

Stephen Pepper first discussed the term “root metaphor” as the foundation of successful world hypotheses. The idea of a root metaphor as a metaphysical archetype can be expanded and used in literary analysis. For this paper we will rely mostly on Eric Zencey’s theory of “Entropy as Root Metaphor,” and will use the Second Law

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Creating Peace: Contemplative Practices As an Agency for Peace

Encounters with beauty can serve as an engaging and powerful agency for peace. Over the past few decades, the interest in the contemplative practices of world wisdom traditions has been expanding. Higher education has also incorporated these “inner sciences”, as they are often called. Contemplative practices foster a more compassionate understanding of the behavior and

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Cultural Waves, Cultural Tourism and Cultural Integration in East Asia

Cultural integration can contribute to substantially reducing international conflicts. In this study, we examine how popular cultural waves and tourism (or cultural tourism in particular) in Japan, Korea and Taiwan have been facilitating multi-cultural integration in East Asia during the last two decades. Japan’s popular culture was the first wave to gain momentum in this