Month: August 2018

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The Teaching of Japanese Language and Culture to Filipino Students Through Blended Learning

The study was intended to determine the effectiveness of blended learning as a mode of delivering Japanese language lessons to learners from selected Universities in the Philippines. It was found out that after taking up the one-semester Japanese Language Course, many learners from both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs possessed a good language proficiency

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Informal Settlements and its Regeneration Factors in Urban-Rural Continuum

A pattern of settlement has formed in urban- rural continuum, which is contradiction with ordinary urban-rural settlement and called with different names, including “Shanty town”, “Slum” and “informal settlements”. Usually these kinds of settlements understood as locational- geographical spaces, in which the life of people are not favorable from the viewpoints of government mechanism and

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Teaching and Learning Urbanism in Architecture Schools

How are approaches and tools changing to deal with critical territorial challenges, particularly risks associated with climate change, the spatial dimension of the economy and the networked metropolitan region? Are urbanists equipped to lead solutions to our society’s challenges to sustainability? Learning is a puzzling act, and the learning of a discipline like Urbanism is

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Strangers in the Neighbourhood: Everyday Interaction Between the Refugee and Local Women

Due to the ongoing war both in Syria and Iraq, as İçduygu (2015) addresses, over 3.5 million refugees are shifting from refugee to immigrant status in Turkey, and this creates an immediate need to plan for their long-term stay and to transform Turkey from a host country to home for them. To this end, the

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Autoconstruction as a Housing Tactic in the Contemporary City

Based on the recognition of the difficulty of access to urban housing by the lower classes as one of the greatest political and socio-economic challenges faced by Brazilian cities in the contemporary world, this article seeks to elucidate how this issue has been operated over the years and what are the consequences of such actions

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An Analogy of Metropolis “Istanbul” as a Big Machine

What does one do in a metropolis with dozens of business towers, huge and luxurious shopping malls, hotels, conference centers, sports complexes, airports, endless construction sites, highways, bridges, sub-sea tunnels, cars, busses, and metros? What does one think to do in a city with a population of more than tens of millions, receiving constantly immigrants

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Wellbeing, Inequality and the Role of Urban Form

The study of wellbeing is fast becoming a key consideration for urban planning, architecture and design policy makers as it can provide a system to measure social progress. Although average national wellbeing scores are rising in the UK, so is inequality of wellbeing. The pattern of disparities in wellbeing reveals an unequal geography both across

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The Image of the City in the Portuguese Literary Journalism in the End of the 19th Century

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed several changes: the industrial Revolution created new jobs, new ways of working, new ways of producing the newspapers. The social misery that was a consequence of these transformations soon became the object of interest of men who wandered in the cities, reporting the bad conditions of life of

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Semiotic Multimodality: A Filmic Analysis of Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love”

The study builds on Bateman and Schmidt’s (2011) seminal research on film as a form of “cinematographic document” and continues their efforts to construct a semiotic mode of film. The study applies a multimodality framework for a fine-grained analysis of Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” – a film adaptation of Liu Yichang’s modernist

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Potential Threats of Consumer Textiles

Local is global and global is local. With the acquaintance of globalization to the world, the perception of things and happenings has been varied and modified radically. With multidimensional rising reservations and challenges to ourselves the threats that textile industry proposes and promises acquire quite an important status, specially considering potential threats in everyday use consumer

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Addressing Experiential Learning in the Classroom: An Example of Course Design and Implementation in Art History

Experiential Learning fosters off site learning, extending the student learning experience outside the classroom and beyond traditional learning. Embedded in an environment of guided reflection and critical thinking on one hand, and positive engagement and active learning on the other, EL is an essential tool for the application of in-class acquired knowledge and skills to

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Neo-liberal Governance of Culture and Neo-Ottoman Management of Diversity in New Turkey

Neoliberalism and neoconservatism as two distinct political rationalities have formed a peculiar alliance and generated what Wendy Brown (2006; 2015) describes as “de-democratizing effects” in contemporary societies over the last two to three decades. In Turkey, under the Justice and Development Party’s rule, this alliance has a unique configuration combining the norms and values of

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Written in Auschwitz; Case Study: The Writings of the Sonderkommando, The Political Prisoners, and Lili Kasticher All Written in Auschwitz

This study focuses on the works of three different groups of writers who dared to write in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where anyone caught with a piece of paper or a pencil stub was immediately sentenced to death. Accordingly, inmates produced virtually no written material (Shik, 2012), with certain rare exceptions: (1) The Sonderkommando, who documented everyday life

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Noli Timere Draconem – How TRPGs Create Space to Play with Fear and Collaborative Storytelling

In the digital era, and the fourth industrial age, agency and ownership of storytelling has been shifting. How might we deal with the fears that bubble in these stories? The hypothesis of this doctoral research is that imagination is ‘eventified’ within roleplaying gameplay and can be shaped like a theatre performance, and therefore studied as

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Amaro (Brazilian Returnees) and Cultural Diffusion in Lagos: A Study of Lagos-Pacific Cultural Relations

Amaro is the traditional word used to describe the Brazilian returnees whose advent in Lagos was an aftermath of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. And since their return to Lagos they have succeeded in institutionalizing a replica of the Rio-carnival known in Lagos as the fanti carnival. This paper examines the advent of

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Dance and Resistance in Tango and Reisado: Comparative Audio-Visual Research on Cultural Performance in Argentina and Brazil

Comparative audiovisual research, within Cultural Studies, has emerged in recent years as an interdisciplinary form of critic and social intervention. In Latin America, many of the cultural manifestations of the body, which had always been discredited in academic circles, are actually the center of interdisciplinary researching thanks to various audiovisual materials captured “in situ” by

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The Concept of Political Power in Thailand’s Philosophy “Absolute Power Tends to Absolute Morality”: Obstacle of Thailand’s Democracy

In the late of 20 century, since the fall of The Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of political ideology era has come, liberal Democracy the worst form of government except for all those other forms having been tried from time to time became a political main idea and regarded

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Creative Market in China: The Gathering Place of Folk Creative Forces in Contemporary Cities

This paper identifies the developing of Creative Market in China. Creative Market refers to such fair that displays and sells small creative objects for everyday use within a given time and venue. With fieldwork method the paper author carried out a tracking investigation Creative Market in China and applied the findings to the paper. This

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Violence and Radicalisation in Communities: The Role of Multi-Agency Partnership in Detection and Prevention

After 37 murders in London during the first three months of 2018, and the 2017 UK terrorist attacks by religious extremists, concerned commentary on this state of affairs emerged in the media. This commentary questioned the Conservative Government cuts (LGA,2015) to public spending, including the Police, and posited this as a possible cause for the

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Futurity, Fascism and Decolonial Ecologies in Recent Stories by Yuko Tsushima and Yoko Tawada

This presentation examines two recent, post-nuclear disaster short fictions from Japan : Yuko Tsushima’s ″Celebrating Cesium 137’s Half-Life (Hangenki wo iwatte, 2016),″ and Yoko Tawada’s″The Emissary (Kentoushi, 2014) ″. Both texts describe an isolated, totalitarian Japanese society of the near future where technoscientific progress has stopped. ″Cs137’s Half-Life ″ envisions a Dr.Strangelove-like chronotope where a

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New Approach of Using Social Media in Graphic Design at the Higher Education in Sultanate of Oman

Over the past decade, Social media has supported education and has become the most common means of digital communication, articulating the advantages and disadvantages of its different platforms for instructors and students to sustain confidentiality and provide tips for applying social media-based teaching into the training curriculum. From this point of view; this research explores

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Baby Hatches’, in Japan and Abroad: An Alternative to Harming Babies

A “baby hatch” system is prevalent worldwide. Mothers or parents, who cannot bring up a child by themselves, leave their baby in a safe space. This is a contentious issue in Japan and in many other countries. Its modern origin is found in the German “Babyklappe,” and the Japanese baby hatch is based on this

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Can Science and Religion Ever Have Anything in Common?

The Age of Information, evolution and materialism have created an understanding about our world, which some believe has pitted Science squarely against the things of faith. But new scientific discoveries and the reinterpretation of existing phenomena by some scientists have upended traditional views on both sides of the argument. This is due to the discovery

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Radical Acceptance as a Pathway to Change

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) was designed in the 1990s for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental illness characterized by mood swings, unstable self-image, and impulsive behavior. Central to DBT is the belief that “reality is interrelated and connected, made of opposing forces, and always changing.” DBT pivots on the concept of “radical acceptance”,

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Coping and Survival Strategies Implemented by Women Who Faced Partner Rapes

This communication summarizes the results of a qualitative research conducted among five young women (25 year-old in average), former victims of partner rapes, who separated from their spouse since a few years. Five tools were used in order to answer our research questions: an anamnestic questionnaire, a semi-structured interview, the Body-Image Questionnaire (Bruchon-Schweitzer, 1987), the

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Perceived Parental Control and Risk-Taking From a Machine Learning Approach

The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship of parental control and risk-taking among emerging adults. Specifically, the study examined the differences between high risk-taking and normal college students in parental control, risk-taking, and risky decision-making.Data were drawn from 538 college students by using an online survey. The measurements included demographic questions,

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A Study of the Need of Peer Group Supervision for Psychologists Working in the University in Taiwan

When psychologists facing crisis cases, they will look for individual supervisions. Sometimes, the institutions also provide group supervisions. However, the quality and the quantity of these supervisions are far more below their practical needs and cause some following problems: Stagnation of self-development, Insufficient professional growth, Unable to handle crisis cases, and Financial problems. In order

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The Role of Social Support on Perceived Financial Hardship and Parental Behaviour: A Study on a Greek Population

The present study investigates the effects of perceived financial hardship (subjective) due to the economic crisis on parental behaviour, and the degree to which social support may work as a moderator of the relationship between perceived financial hardship and parental behaviour. The participants were 807 parents of children aged 6-12 years that attend Public Primary

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Cognitive and Affective Disorder Among the Elderly in Assisted Living Facilities in Klang Valley, Malaysia

This research was conducted in privately-run assisted living facilities for the elderly in the Klang Valley, Malaysia to screen for cognitive disorder using the Mini-Cog assessment and affective disorder using the Patient Health Questionnaire-2. Besides finding the incidences of these disorders as well as the gender and race distribution among the sample, this research also

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Influence of Familiarity and Social Sensitivity on Performance in a Consensus Game

In this study, we focused on familiarity and social sensitivity of group member, and we investigated how they affected performance a consensus game. A consensus game is one of communication game. Its purpose is to solve some problems by group discussion. In this experiment, we used the consensus game called “If you have distress in

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Psychology Career Development Enhancement: A Case Study of the Fourth-Year Thai Undergraduate Class

With the work field of Psychology remaining at its budding stage within Thailand, psychology undergraduates— while increasing in number— reportedly experience difficulties identifying their future psychological works. The course “Career in Psychology” hence was offered, to assist students to explore their psychology career options. With the increased enrollment and course limited time resource, a classroom

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Relationships Among Mindfulness, Suppression-Emotion Regulation, Reappraisal-Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Well-Being of the Thais

Recently, psychologists have conducted extensive research on positive psychology to determine how to best define well-being and a life well-lived. One such attempt was to identify psychological ingredients that contribute to psychological well-being. Such attempts remained very limited in Thailand, however. This research study hence aimed to establish relationships among psychological well-being, mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal,

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How Tapping Affects Talking: Reversals of Action-language Interaction Effects

A growing body of research shows that there is a close functional connection between motor and language systems of the human brain. Behavioural and TMS investigations document a causal influence between language and motor systems, an influence that is bidirectional and which can be facilitatory or inhibitatory. While it is still not fully clear what

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Relationships Among Rumination, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Depression in Thai University Students

In Thailand, depression and suicide attempts have been increasingly reported in undergraduates. Their causes are indicated, for example, as interpersonal problems, stress from study and intrapersonal thinking styles. However, there are some protective factors which worth the consideration. The current study, hence, aimed to explore the relationships that rumination, mindfulness and acceptance had with depression.

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Very Short-Term Electrical Energy Consumption Forecasting of a Household for the Integration of Smart Grids

The recent integration of smart grid systems to present electric power systems and the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources make electrical energy consumption forecasting not only a prominent subject but also an arduous challenge due to nonlinear and nonstationary characteristics of electric loads which can be affected by seasonal effects, weather conditions, socioeconomic dynamics,

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Hydrological Vulnerability Assessment of Landfill Site Using GIS: A Case Study of Alimosho Landfill Site

Solid waste are disposed in landfills where it decomposes and produces leachate that can contaminate underlying groundwater. This study investigated the effects of open landfill sites on the underground water quality using the DRASTIC L model based on eight parameters. In addition, water samples were collected using systematic random sampling method from hand-dug Wells around

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Nanocellulose: Types, Synthesis and Applications

Based on the current level of ecological awareness, it is difficult to ignore hazardous emissions from any industrial process or human activities because of its adverse impacts on the environment. The substitution of input materials with less- or non-toxic, eco-friendly or renewable raw materials, where possible, has been the concern of various researchers in recent

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Optimal Design and Analysis of Single-Stage Flyback PV Microinverter

Over the last decades, solar energy systems have aroused much interest due to increased concern for the environment. Photovoltaic (PV) module based electrical energy generation systems present promising solutions to ensure sustainable, abundant, inexhaustible, and environmentally friendly energy. In view of foregoing, the converter used in PV systems is emerging as a major component. Microinverters

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Electricity Generation From Renewable Sources: Algeria Cases (Situation and Prospect)

The world is witnessing fast population growth. So, life needs are increasing especially, energy which is considered nowadays, as the sinews of life and the decisive factor in economic growth. Fossil energy is the most widespread and exploited, because they are the mainstay of economy of the most countries, mainly the producing countries. But all

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Renewable Energy Solutions for Sustainable Fishing Practices and Improved Livelihoods of the Fisherfolk in the South West Coast of India

This paper looks at the application of renewable energy solutions for sustainable fishing practices and improved livelihoods of the fisherfolk in the south west coast of India. This region is featured with the indigenous coastal community which is known for their traditional and sustainable fishing practices. At the same time, they are considered to be

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Resilience Must Cope with Increasing Natural Hazards in Europe

Rampant European flooding in recent years reminds us of the natural hazards facing Europe. The North Sea has a history of ferocity. Europe has also faced seismic and volcanic risks, landslides, tsunamis and wildfires. The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 and the Storm of 1703 are historic reminders of the perils facing Europe.Risks are not

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Water Resources, Population Growth, and the Environment in Malaysia: An Overview

Water is the basic need for life as well as the essential input for industries. The increasing population and urbanization leads to the highly demand of water consumption which contributes to water scarcity among residential and industrial usage. Water stress is the most crucial environmental challenges experiencing in many nations around the globe. Beside, water

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In Support of Greening the Economy: How to Enhance TVET’s Contribution to the Development of Generic Green Skills

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays a significant role in supporting green economic restructuring and tackling environmental problems through skills development. This paper outlines current theories and practices related to education for sustainable development (ESD) pedagogy that can enhance TVET’s contribution to generic green skills development. It reviews the pedagogical models used in

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Institutional Support and Maternal Health Outcomes – Review of Cross Country Experiences

Pregnancy and its related health outcomes have been identified as a key predictor of human development and therefore can be used as an indicator to measure a country’s human development index. For this reason, it is important to put in place strategies and measures that can help improve the maternal health outcomes. The aim of

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Equity, Social Justice and Economic Policies (Case of Study: The Taxes Systems)

All economic doctrines, ultimately aspire to one thing: reducing inequalities that exist in the population. By doing so, they would enhance the welfare of the most disadvantaged.However, the search for what is referred to as “social justice” or natural equity is often blurred, tedious and sometimes leads to paradoxes and raises many questions: what is

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Bureaucracy of Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics, and Diplomacy of Linkage, Interdependence and Soft Law between US, UK, EU and Japan

This paper investigates the Bureaucracy of Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics and Diplomacy of Linkage, Interdependence and Soft Law between U.S., U.K., EU and Japan. This paper consists of three parts. First, this paper explores the similarity of power-dependence in domestic politics and interdependence in diplomacy. I consider the power-dependence theory in central-local government relations by

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Woomera’s Women: Roles and Rolls of Film

In the aftermath of WW2, with the onset of the Cold War, Australia became one of a few global centres for the testing of rockets and other long-range weapons. By the mid 1950s a town named Woomera had been created in the Australian Desert with a population of 7,000 at its peak. Women’s roles at

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Fears in 21st Century Through Movies

How does culture replicate itself in the film? How does our fear for future reflect in the film? People express themselves through both documentary films and sci-fi movies. This paper will focus on more than 30 sci-fi movies. In the last century, people always worried that the robots would exceed human intelligence and finally destroyed

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Communication of Thailand Homestay Standard Compares ASEAN Homestay Standard

This research study communication of Thailand homestay standard compares ASEAN homestay standard. This research is qualitative research is a research document from sources including data from two sources together with the following documents: 1. Thailand homestay standard and ASEAN homestay standard 2. Secondary documents, including books, documents and the Internet. With content related research. Data

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Texting Behavior’ and Impacts of ‘Mobile Messaging’ on Youth of Pakistan: A Uses and Gratification Analysis

Advances in mobile technology have revolutionized the lives of Pakistani people, especially youngsters. The excessive use of mobile for ‘texting’ i.e. sending messages has become a normal practice regardless of the time and place. The present study focuses on this intensive habit of mobile texting exhibited by the youngsters of Southern Punjab to highlight and

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The End of Utopia as We Know It? Zygmunt Bauman’s Take on Our Contemporary Times

According to Bauman, we live in a world of hunting and hunters where instead of lingering in the present and appreciating it for what it holds, we push into the future at an ever-increasing speed unable to seize the day and live the moment. When too concerned with maintaining a state of flux we lose

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Development of Instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course Through Digital Media

The qualitative research entitled the “Development of Instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course through Digital Media” aimed to study 1) the development of effective instruction in Television Creative Presentation Course and 2) the learning outcome focused on management of students in Television Creative Presentation Course. The results revealed as follows:1) The effective instruction was to

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Internet Wisecracks: Construction of Resistance and Deconstruction of Meaning

A large corpus of wisecracks and jokes has been widespread on internet in contemporary China. This kind of ‘humor’ is important to those who have been ridiculing social reality and very often the political system. It can be constructed as a form of resistance, through quiet, nonviolent means, and act as a stabilizing safely valve

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Disclosing the State of Fear in Contemporary Taiwan – The Ambiguity in Taiwanese Film Noir, Who Killed Cock Robin

Film noir, a genre named by French critics in the 1950s, has been attracting the interests of academics and the public since then. Although the base of the genre’s production begins to thrive prominently in English-speaking countries and France, film companies in other countries, regardless of their individual film’s differences of success, have also plunged

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Globalisation and Fearful Futures in the Thai Cultures

The ethno-nationalistic discourses have been dominant in Thailand, a medium-sized country in Southeast Asia during the last twenty years. First it was caused by the international financial crisis in 1997 when the sense of Thai nationalism has strongly made a comeback. Later on, it was instigated by the two military coups in 2006 and 2014

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We Need to Talk: Language and Communication in the Martian and Arrival

Science-fiction cinema has a long history as the stage upon which political and social fears, both real and imagined, have been played out. Fear of the Other, be that a foreigner or a so-called Communist; fear of technology; fear of science. This paper explores the ways in which contemporary cinema responds to some of the

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Media Portrayals of Aging Society in Thailand

Thailand, like many countries, is moving toward an aging society. Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of Thailand statistics show that by the next decade people aged over 60 will make up 20 percent of the population, while people aged 65 and above will account for 14 percent. Although these numbers might initially appear

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Emotional Resonance and Individual Bias in Advertisements: Depictions of Individuals Are Perceived as More Emotional Than Depictions of Groups

Advertisements can create strong emotional responses in their viewers. While utilizing emotionality is common advertising strategy, little work has systematically explored the factors which actually make advertisements emotional. We set out to explore this by examining how the number of people in the advertisement influence its emotional resonance. We hypothesized that, in line with previous

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Re-Defining the Self: Thai Documentary Films After Coups D’état in 2014

During the period of political instability that led to the coups d’état in 2014, the independent cinema has become an alternative space for exploring political issues. With political issues having long been a taboo subject in Thai cinema, particularly during times of military control, many of the filmmakers choose to portray the issue in a

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Neuromarketing: Analysis of Packaging Using GSR, Eye-Tracking and Facial Expression

Neuromarketing techniques (use of psychophysiological responses as variables in decision making processes) are being used successfully in the area of marketing.However, there is no academic research that enables us to explore the degree of effectiveness of these techniques, as well as the cognitive and affective mechanisms underlying. This data will allow the construction of theoretical

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The Influence of Participation in Sedupe Se Sekolong (SSS) Educational Radio Programme on Academic Achievement

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of participation in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s Sedupe Se Sekolong (SSS) educational radio programme on academic achievement of the Grade 12 learners in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. A random sample size of 252 schools was selected from a total population of

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The Naked Option, Delta Boys and Big Men: An Analysis of Corruption in the Niger Delta

The oil-rich Niger Delta region in Western Africa is in crisis. Economic disparity and corruption are the main features of the nation that is constantly ranked as one of the most corrupt in the world. Global capital, manifested as powerful and all-encompassing transnational corporations play out a struggle for national power in an increasingly poverty-stricken

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A Brief Approach to Spivak’s Reflections on Subalternity and Agency from the Perspective of Cognitive Science

The purpose of this research is to examine Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s reflections on subalternity and agency from the perspective of cognitive science. The sciences of mind and brain shed light on how the human brain processes and transforms the inputs it receives and highlight the importance of contemplating how the “machine” of mind works in

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Trend and the Factors that Affecting on Aesthetics Experience of Viewer at Contemporary Art and Cultural Museum

This research aims to study the 1) perception on aesthetic experience 2) factors influencing aesthetic experience 3) trend of aesthetic experience and 4) guideline for management aesthetic experience in contemporary arts and cultural museum. The research was done as mix-methodology by using in-depth interview 5-6 sampling by qurator and the 8 -10 sampling by art

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Culturalizing Transformation: Reimagining Futures

This paper introduces an ‘action research’ work that began in 2013 with the identification of the experience of singleness among adivasi (indigenous) women farmers in rural India. The continuous articulation and analysis of singleness has connected women in a kind of collective form, named Eka Nari Sanghathan (Single Women’s Collective). The Sanghathan has emerged as

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Imagining ‘Empowered’ Futures: Thinking of Possibilities in Contemporary Times

The paper is a presentation of the work based on an intensive ‘field work’ conducted in Hoshangabad district, block Kesla, Madhya Pradesh, India. The work examines the practices of women empowerment and its strategies at the ground level. It is a work which critically pursues the functions of empowerment strategies and goals,with its successes and

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Cultural Identities of International Students in the Twentieth First Century

Although the number of international students in higher education has increased exponentially over the last few years, international students often struggle to adjust and adapt to the cultural and academic environment in host countries. The experience in an international context may change their cultural identities and alter their views on their home cultures. This study

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Ethnic Stereotype as the Cause of Hatred: The Study of Thais’ Biases Towards the Rohingya Refugees

In 2017, the United Nations addressed the situation of the Rohingya refugee crisis as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”. Up to March, 2018, the report by the United Nations Children’s Funds showed that there were approximately 1.3 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, alone. Out of this number, there were

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Language Learning Strategies of Grade VIII Students in Tabuk City National High School, Tabuk City, Kalinga

Teacher’s knowledge about his students is crucial in his effort of making learning meaningful. Moreover, knowing how students learn the English language could help English teachers plan activities suited them. This study generally determined the English language learning strategies of the grade VIII students in Tabuk City National High School, 2015-2016. It specifically found out

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Color Coding Japanese Kana for Second Language Acquisition

In this research, the pedagogical effects of endowing alphabetical properties on Japanese Hiragana by phonetically mapping the Kana syllabary to their respective vowel phonemes with a color code as well as mapping diacritical marks color coded to each character’s respective consonant group are studied. This phonetic color coding system mapped to Japanese Kana was tested

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The Impact of a Literacy Strategies Course Taught in a Public-School Setting on Teacher Candidates and Students with Ebd

This study describes the impact of a literacy strategies course taught at a local public school that includes special education teacher candidates working with students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) on literacy strategies that are taught in the classroom portion of the course. Within the framework of the course, participating students with EBD receive 45

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Diving into the Vortex: Examining Math Identity, Science Self-Efficacy, Sex, and Race

As the global population increases to approximately 8.3 billion people, the United States National Intelligence Council (2012) predicts a 35% worldwide increase in demand for food, 40% increase in demand for water, and a 50% increase in demand for energy. Thus, educating and cultivating a workforce that can identify ways to meet these demands will

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How Can We Encourage Students to “Interact” and “Produce” In English Classes?: Voices of Japanese EFL Teachers

The newly revised Course of Study for high school English education in Japan (MEXT, 2018) demonstrates the importance of fostering students’ productive skills. Students will be expected to “interact” and “produce” in English by engaging in a variety of oral communication activities such as speech, presentation, debate and discussion. However, as great emphasis has long

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Current Situation of Non-Thermal Plasma (NTP) Ammonia Synthesis and Its Potential to Build a Sustainable Nitrogen Fixation Industry

Ammonia has more sustainable applications than being a fertilizer. Its emerging applications include hydrogen carrier, fuel cells, clean transportation fuels, and other off-grid power applications. The environmental and centralization problems associated with the conventional Haber-Bosch process are great limitations to the current nitrogen fixation industry. Currently, the Haber-Bosch production of ammonia around the world is

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Endangered Cultures: The Tacit Wisdom of the Past

Bangladesh has a wealth of indigenous communities and ethnic groups scattered across its geographical territory. More than twenty seven different peoples and cultures have been identified each with its rich and diverse cultural practices. Having been marginalized both in terms of authority and connectivity, these people are in most cases deprived from the mainstream infrastructural

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Experiences and Attitudes of Student Teachers Towards the Organizational Culture of a Faculty of Education

Literature suggests a symbiotic relationship between organizational culture, organizational effectiveness and heightened stakeholder performance. Whereas a lot has been written on organizational culture, little, if any, especially in the context of South Africa has been documented about university students’ attitudes and experiences of organizational culture and implications for the transformation of higher education, as well

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Evaluating Effectiveness of Length of Closure in Remediating Coliform Contamination in Boracay Island

The international tourist destination of Boracay Island was closed by national authorities last April 2018 due to the persistent high coliform concentrations found in its beach waters. The cause of the contamination is identified as inadequate sanitation systems whose outflow goes to the groundwater. This water in turn leaks out to the sea. The rationale

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Education for the Emerging Future

Educational leaders need a framework to lead schools fearlessly into the uncertain, emerging future. In our rapidly changing world there is growing concern around the suitability of an industrial revolution based education model and debate around the keys to educating students for an unknown world. Many educators want change but feel confined by the existing

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Agile-Model Based Dynamic Curriculum Development and Refinement Approach

High-quality curriculums play a key role in successful education, and curriculum development is one of the mandatory tasks for every educator. Dysfunctional curriculums not only degrade learning outcomes but also result in students complains. Educators and researchers have put significant efforts into developing high quality curriculums and a number of curriculum development models have been

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Mobile ESL Apps and Students Motivation: A Case Study

Using mobile ESL apps greatly impacts students’ motivation. The main reason for using mobile apps is that the students learn in an engaging way using online/offline tools. Using mobile apps support the usual face to face learning by encouraging students to practice the language with the help of various multimedia-based assignments. This approach inspires learners

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Adoption Strategies for E-Learning Tools in the Creative Arts

This research was conducted to offer a perspective into why Creative Arts (CA) subjects in Higher Education in England have historically been shown to use e-learning tools less effectively than other Higher Education departments. UCISA reports from 2014 and 2016 on the effective use of technology to enhance learning have found that CA departments make

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Learning Analytics for Student Success: Future of Education in the Digital Era

In the increasingly competitive and changing world, efficient education system that drives the human development in the country is the key to a nation’s progress. The education providers – schools and higher learning institutions must focus on student success and design instruction that considers the individual differences of the learners. In recent years, learning analytics

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Literacy and Inclusion in Times of Change

Many students have complex learning needs, including learning disabilities or special educational needs. This paper presents findings from international research published in a recent academic book which brought together two fields, Literacy Education and Inclusive Education. Issues faced by teachers in a changing environment, and strategies to assist students develop literacy are discussed. Change factors

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Exploring the Educational Potential of Social Networking Environments for Indigenous K-12 Students in New Zealand

This presentation will detail PhD research on the factors that promoted e-learning engagement in online social networking sites (SNS) for a small sample of indigenous Māori students (Y9-11) in the rural Northland area of New Zealand.The study helps address a lack of data on how indigenous students, in particular, engaged with e-learning through a series

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Mature Learners & School Leavers: Exploring Learning Approaches of First Year Pre-Service Teachers

This paper compares the learning approaches of pre-service teachers on an undergraduate Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching programme. The study examined differences between mature learners and school leavers. Results were obtained from a quantitative survey of 260 pre-service teachers. In the first phase of the research, the participants completed a modified Learning Approach inventory. Following

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Teacher Participation in School Decision-Making in Ghanaian Basic Schools: Views and Expectations From Stakeholders

The study explored the current levels, views, and expectations of stakeholders with regards to teacher participation in school decision-making in the Cape Coast Metropolitan area and Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana. The study employed the explanatory sequential mixed method design involving semi-structured interviews with 11 teachers, 4 head-teachers and 4 circuit supervisors.

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The Lasting Impact of an International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Fluency

This longitudinal study examined the lasting impact of an international teaching experience on a teacher’s identity and cultural fluency. A convenient sample of 10 (N=10) in-service teachers was used for this cycle of the study. Building on the initial analysis of the study, cycle two data were gathered through open ended questions using Survey Monkey.

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Bridging Between Different L2 Learning Styles: Interaction Between Two Korean College Students during Collaborative Tasks

This paper illuminates how L2 learning styles as individual differences and collaborative learning of English influence each other. Learning style is one of essential variables in learning profiles that could support learner-centered language instruction. However, the significance of identifying learning styles has not been thoroughly analysed in collaborative learning contexts where peer interaction emerges. This

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Understanding Visible Learning Through a Brain Targeted Teaching Framework

Content Standard(s): The content standards or success criteria for this session encompass the following objectives: 1. Understand what Visible Learning is2. Know the main implications of Visible Learning3. Understand the attitude of expert teachers4. Prepare lessons for Visible Learning5. Analyze learning and feedback6. Investigate your Mind frameLearning Workshop Overview: Teachers taking this session will know

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Participatory Peer Education: An Empowering Process for the Individual, Organisation, and Community

Studies of peer-led adolescent health education establish effectiveness or acceptability, exploring the phenomenon largely through an experimental lens. Central to this perspective is a focus on outcomes and with this, the premise that to be successful an initiative must significantly change the knowledge, attitudes or behaviour of the target population. This does not guarantee successful

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Leadership Skills and Competencies Through the Co-Curriculum – The Singapore Management University Study

Student affairs professionals, and those who work with students directly, know in their hearts that students learn in the co-curricular arena. Unfortunately, they do not always have a way to show that to others. Once learning outcomes have been developed, the appropriate assessment measures have to be developed because stakeholders are interested in what students

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Perceived Competence Congruence and Its Effects on the Willingness to Communicate and Foreign Language Anxiety of the Foreign Language Student

The shift from learning a foreign language to communicating in this language has been likened in research to the crossing of a psychological Rubicon for the language learner. Three variables that have been linked to the developing communication competence of a language learner is the Willingness to Communicate, the Foreign Language Anxiety and the Self-Perceived

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Estimating Sample Sizes in a Google Classroom: A Case of Global Collaborative STEM Education

Education is a perpetually evolving field, especially with the rapid advancement of technology and the uprising of the globalization phenomenon, and thus, it can be argued that global education is absolutely necessary. Global collaborative STEM Education (GCSE) is a subset of global education that is rarely discussed in the literature. Specifically, this paper focuses on

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The Success-Factors and Boundaries of External Consultancy Processes to Universities Regarding Organizational Development Processes

Universities and scientific institutions cannot be studied efficiently enough, based on the methods and tools used by business consultants, as they do not meet the functional and hierarchical structures of higher education institutions as expert organizations. As a result, many consulting projects in the area of organizational development are not as successful as they could

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Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences

Numerous written materials and wide range of reading collections of social science texts were written to analyze qualitative research methods in social sciences. Qualitative research refers to research about people’s lives, through insight of their stories and behavioral patterns. It is usually employed in human field studies and social science disciplines, including education, sociology, social

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Active Learning in the ‘Informative Speech’ Class: Overcoming Stage Fright

This work shows the teaching strategy developed by the Basque Country University to overcome the stage fright in the ‘Informative Speech’ class. This is also part of an educational innovation project that encourages the students´initiative, learning, creativity and motivation with the subject. Theoretical fundamentals and practical application of this strategy is detailed in this research,

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Adapting Teaching to Changing Englishes

In a world of increasing change and complexity no language can stand still, particularly a world language like English used by a hugely diverse range of language communities. Notions such as ‘Standard English’ and ‘Received Pronunciation’ have been challenged and the native speakers of English now share ‘ownership’ of the language with all its myriad

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Rhetorical Moves in the Introduction Section of Dissertations in International Relations: A Study From Turkey

The main purpose of this paper is to find out the rhetorical moves in the introduction section in dissertations (PhDTs) written in English in International Relations. To this end, the study uses a PhDT corpus which has been built with dissertations written by doctorate students between 2006 and 2015 at a state university in central

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How are Indonesian Families in England Involved in Their Children’s L2 Acquisition?

This study explored the way how families of Indonesian scholars who live in England supported theirchildren to be bilingual, particularly when the children start studying at an English school. The data onparental involvement was obtained through semi-structured interview and observation. The resultsuggests that parental involvement remains important although children received a massive exposurefrom the L1

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Investigating Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking in Physics Classrooms

Recent studies highlighted educators’ concern about students’ lack of critical thinking skills and the need to address this issue. Critical thinking (CT) is a learned ability that can be incorporated in the curriculum (Maloney, 2015) but physics textbooks and teaching haven’t been successful at preparing learners in CT (Loper, 2010). This case study examines current