Month: October 2018

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Media Representation of the Regional Image of Shaanxi Province in China’s Mainstream Media in the One Belt One Road Context

As the starting point of the ancient silk road. Shaanxi province is the important pivot of China’s One Belt One Road initiative. The local government attaches great importance to the construction of the regional image of Shaanxi province. There are three kinds of regional image presentation; entity image, media image and the cognitive image. The

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How Woman Present Herself on Line: Exploring the Practice of Personal Identity Through Brand on Member of Female Daily

This paper considers the role of brand as a media to present a woman in a virtual community in Indonesia called Female Daily Forums. In the absence of face to face communication, the member needs something to identify with as they communicate with one another. Specifically, the research looks at how a certain brand is

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The Evolving Face of Research Communication: Case of Deccma

Communication of research outputs is no longer limited to publication of journal papers. With our changing times and demands, the modes of communication are also changing. Besides scoring high on the impact factors in the academic world, research communication now also aims to score big in terms of impact in the non-academic world. Informal outputs

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Southeast Asia’s Digital Policy Landscape: Digital Policy Ideas, Structures, and Actors in Southeast Asian Countries

Southeast Asia is a highly dynamic region with rapid social, economic, political, and cultural changes. This has been increasingly complex since the end of 2015, when the ten countries in this region formally implemented a framework of integration and economic, political, and socio-cultural cooperation through the ASEAN Community. Developments in the field of technology, both

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Social Media and National Disintegration

Indonesia is a multicultural country with various different aspects. In the era of the internet, the government’s duty to maintain the harmony of the nation faced a big challenge. This article examines the use of social media in the political context in Indonesia. Researchers use qualitative methods to answer research problems. The theoretical approach used

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The Normal Habits and Environmental Governance of Online Advertisements

When an advertisement meets a network, it actually transfers the use of human weakness to its emergence. The support of technology for releasing of human weaknesses inevitably brings changes in normal habits of online advertisement. And the changes of the ecological environment of online advertisements leads to the vulgarization of it. Due to factors such

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The Right of Vote to Syrian Migrants, The Rise and Fragmentation of Anti-Migrant Sentiments in Turkey

Hosting more than 3 million Syrian migrants, Turkey has a serious migrant issue with an increasing level of anti-migrant sentiments. In migrant hosting countries, the anti-migrant sentiments are mostly associated with unemployment, social and cultural issues, etc. However, Turkish people face an additional migrant issue, which is unique to Turkey: According to officials, more than

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Masculinity in “Warrior Wolf II”

Hailed by both male and female audiences, and thus making an unprecedented box-office miracle of RMB 5.6 billion Yuan in mainland China, Warrior Wolf II (战狼 II) has become a cultural phenomenon worth our serious study. As the triumph of this film is mainly attributable to its success in shaping and presenting Chinese masculinity, my

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The Rise of Connectivist Leadership

The purpose of this paper is to re-conceptualize leadership by advancing the understanding of leadership from an individual influence on others to a collective and connected shared process. The study will aim to evaluate if, and to what extent, leaders are shifting their views and understanding of leadership, from a process led primarily by an

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Audience in Reception Analysis Perspective (Audience Reception Analysis to Hashtag #2019gantipresiden)

A year ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the euphoria of the democratic party has begun. Each camp prepares to prepare the five-year democracy party. Coordination measures continue to be encouraged by the support parties. the government’s opposition party continues to act. Some have criticized the government’s performance and also campaigned for cyberspace movements with

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The Significance of the Concept of Budi in the Malay Worldview: An Analysis of the Malaysian Animated Film “Putih”

This paper discusses the Malay moral values based on the concept of Budi and its application through the portrayal of selected characters in the Malaysian animated film “Putih” (2001). The method of analysis employs the academic study of Lim Kim Hui (2003a)’s Budi and its networks (akal, hati, bicara, bahasa/pekerti and daya) and it includes

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Data-Driven Business Model Innovation in Journalism: A Case Study of Buzzfeed as a Platform of Public Good

Fake news became a buzzword especially after the 2016 US election leaving the concern of what is circulated on social media (Allcott & Gentzkow,2017). The business model implemented by the traditional news outlets was based on a print revenue stream, where their main profit came from the advertising. With the Internet, the legacy publishers were

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From “Running Man” to “Mission X”: Variety Shows as Cultural Representations of Local Identities

“Running Man”, as one of the Korean successful variety shows, never fails to advertise parts of Korean culture like food, K-Pop, cultural values, traditional games, history, even historical sites. With quite a huge amount of fans not only from South Korea but also from other countries as well, “Running Man” also occasionally encourages interactions between

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Discerning Disinformation Through Design: Exploring Fake News Website Design Patterns

The onset of emerging technologies in a fast-changing media landscape has led to media sources becoming more complex; leading to their capacity to create intricacies for the public’s perceptions of truth. In the Philippines, disinformation runs rampant through fake news websites, peaking during the 2016 Presidential elections. While current fake news detection methods range from

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The Politics of Disaster Reporting: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of News Reports on Typhoon Lando

Much of what we know about the politics of disaster reporting is limited to a straightforward knowledge of what stakeholders do during crises. Largely unnoticed in previous studies of this topic is the extent by which other modes apart from language are utilized for ideological purposes and the textual mechanisms through which these can be

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Overlooked Opportunities: Addressing Global Challenges Through Cross-Cultural Political and Ecological Digital Art by Reinterpretation of Traditional Eastern Art and Philosophy

This paper is informed by a series of digital artworks addressing global challenges such as climate change or decline of democracy in an alternative way to worldwide audiences in the East and West by reinvestigating and celebrating the values and traditions of Eastern art and culture as an overlooked, rich resource. The research process is

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The Importance of Verifying News on Social Media

A review of previous and current research on the rise of ‘fake news’ on social media and what is being done to address the problem; the potential negative effects of relying on social media for news (echo chambers, false or inaccurate information, and the lack of an effort by consumers to learn more by going

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Reviving Cultivation Theory for Social Media

George Gerbner’s Cultivation Theory examines the effect of TV on the audience. A similar synthetic world appears to exist on Facebook according to the facts of cultivation theory. Whatever is shared on social media platforms forms an opinion and might end up with a judgement. One of the biggest parts of cultivation theory is resonance

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The Influence of the Social Networks and Messengers on the Youth Language of the Japanese

During a research trip to the University of Tsukuba (Japan), a survey of Japanese students was conducted on the impact of social networks and instant messengers on the language of modern Japanese youth. 45 students of 1-3 courses (18-20 years old), studying in different groups at different faculties of the University of Tsukuba, took part

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Media Literacy in Consumer Consumption and Television Monitoring Habits

It can be argued that media literacy emerged as a need for the individual who lives in a world where the media is rapidly consumed and surrounded by media messages. Media literacy aims to enable individuals to evaluate media awareness and media content from a critical point of view.The importance of media literacy is that

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Media Violence and Children: A Case Study on Primary and Secondary School Students in Konya, Turkey

In World Report on Violence and Health, published by World Health Organization, violence is described as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation’. There are

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Using Bean Counting Activity to Teach Binomial Distribution

Since the 1980s, many academics have engaged in the research of statistics education. The underlying reason is that there was an increasing number of students taking introductory statistics courses, which stimulated the need to improve the teaching of statistics courses. Some researchers have suggested that teachers should focus more on concepts by designing more active

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Students’ Perceptions of Research Integration in Graduate Education

The shape of education changed with time as the world opened to borderless, distance, and virtual learning. The confinement of students in the four-cornered classrooms transformed to globalized educational milieu. Side by side with the structural and instructional transformations of education emerged new pedagogical principles and paradigms at all levels in the hierarchy of academic

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The Effects of Long-Term Study Abroad on Second Language Identity: The Case of Korean International Students in Australia

In this globalisation era, the number of people studying abroad is growing rapidly. The context of study abroad in the construction of one’s second language identity itself is particularly important. As for the majority of learners who are studying abroad, their efforts to engage and interact in their second language are creating natural effects in

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Can Video-Conferencing Mediated Learning Improve Students’ Oral Ability? A Study on a Learning Chinese as Foreign Language Program

The researchers conducted a distance video-conferencing instructional design in which 45 Chinese language learners in the US and 27 Chinese language pre-service teachers in Taiwan completed a series of collaborative assignments. Under this video-conferencing design, Chinese language learners could exercise the target language, and Chinese language pre-service teachers could also practice teaching foreign students. The

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Development of Mobile Royal Thai Armed Forces Personal Information Software on Android

The purpose of this research is to development of Mobile Royal Thai Armed Forces Personal Information Software on Android. As Thai military regulations, it has determined that all military personnel of RTARF HQ must submit their updated personal information annually on their birth-date to assemble accurate information on both paper and a computer information system.

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Feasibility Study of Gamification in Primary School Curriculum Design in Hong Kong

Growing up with digital technology, primary school students expect education should be immersed into ICT and STEM. According to recent local research conducted by The University of Hong Kong, students are addicted to gaming, spending more than three days per week on average. To steer students back to study, curriculum design needs to be reformed

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Taiwanese University Students’ Retrospective Evaluation of a Textbook in Use

In Taiwanese EFL contexts, textbooks play an important role in the classroom. As teachers, textbooks provide learners with a resource of L2 input either in the classroom or outside the classroom. A recently published textbook, Reading Time: A Strategic Approach to Reading in English, needs to be evaluated from the perspective of its users. The

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Level of Satisfaction of Employers on the Work Performance of NWU-CTE Graduates

This study aimed to identify the level of satisfaction on the work performance of NWU-CTE graduates along the 21st Century Skills. The descriptive survey method was used through the combination of quantitative and qualitative research. The questionnaire consisted of the 21st Century Learning Skills which were adopted and modified from the framework of the 21st

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The Effect of Project-Based Learning Using Cloud Computing to Enhance Collaborative Skills

Learning by doing is an ideal key factor for acquiring knowledge of people through practice from their own experiences. It would introduce a beneficial outcome to students as the learning ability. Thus, this study investigated the effect of combining a Project-Based Learning (PjBL) with Cloud Computing on students’ collaborative skills in an undergraduate course. Based

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Set Up a Bridge Between the Classroom and the Real World

The research project intended to integrate the realities and theories of service learning, training methods and curricula, interdisciplinary research results in Industry-university cooperation, betterness education, and social expectations to create a new pedagogical praxis research platform. For the new generation with a fierce competition, how to enhance the ability to survive is an important issue

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The Common Edible Shellfish Recognition System Applying Laser Measurement

Image recognition has been widely applied to sorts of fields. Nevertheless, the most common characteristics of image recognition, such as color, corner and texture, are liable to be affected by illumination and the light of background leading to bias the recognized consequences. In recent years the technology of three-dimensional scanning has developed increasingly mature which

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Developing Peer Reviews Skills in EFL Writing

The use of peer review in EFL writing helps develop analytical skills and a greater sense of agency in foreign language students. Many EFL students lack peer review skills and so teachers need to encourage these skills in their students through the use of rubrics, or component-based analysis, and checklists of common student errors. Peer

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A Strategic Framework for 3-D Print Application and Business Model in Taiwan

In this article, the authors develop a conceptual framework for 3-D Print Supply Chain Application and Business Model that helps broaden the understanding of the 3-D Print industry and its role in enhancing and integrating manufacturing and service industries in Taiwan. After review the current literature on additive manufacturing technology Industry, that is, 3-D printing

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Listening Comprehension Difficulties of College Students: Basis for Remediation Strategies in the Classroom

This is a descriptive research that gathered quantitative as well as qualitative data on the listening comprehension difficulties frequently experienced by selected college students enrolled in the College of Education. Results of the investigation reveal that the students often experienced difficulties in listening to aurally-presented texts due to the physical setting that is noisy and

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Preparing Globally Work Ready Allied Health Care Graduates: Technology as a Useful Teaching Tool for Allied Health Educators

Global education requires collaborative, standardized and flexible teaching pedagogies fit for purpose to each local community. International development and globalization of sustainable teaching and learning strategies in higher education result in a work-ready universal workforce with good soft and human skills. Educational initiatives and use of technology are essential to train self-directed lifelong learners with

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The Satisfaction Supportive Learning Materials of Students in Medical and Public Health Secretary Program

Objectives of this study were to ascertain the satisfactory and guidelines for improving on logistics to support learning activities of. Medical and Public Health Secretary Program College of Allied Health Sciences Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. This is a good way to improve things. Support the learning to be more effective. This study was conducted using

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Japanese English Language Education at the Preschool Level: Institutional Possibilities, Home Options and the Utilization of Both

The implementation of formal English language classes at the Japanese elementary school from the year 2020 has recently revived interest in early childhood English education programs among parents and educators. As more parents have become interested in providing children with language learning opportunities in English, so has the market – along with the number of

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International Mindedness to Survive & Thrive – Challenges & Possibilities

International schools, particularly under the auspices of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), are unique hothouses of K-12 Education. These 4937 schools are situated in various contexts across the world and are required to deliver a challenging curriculum that is concept based and inquiry driven. At the middle years and diploma level, this includes compulsory components

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Revolutionary Potential of Metaphors for English Language Teaching and Learning

Metaphors, in the form of visual symbols or stories, have been long used by our ancestors to bestow their wisdom and belief to their children. It is essentially not a new tool in the education field for it is long used to present ideas and to gain insights for generations. Metaphors help us describe, visualize,

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The Study of Clinical Observation of Acupuncture Therapy in the Treatment of Motor Aphasia After Cerebral Infarction

Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on post- cerebral infarction aphasia. Methods: The clinical study was based on the comparison of results pre and post-treatment. 83 Patients, diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction with motor aphasia, were enrolled. They had 6 treatments per week with a day rest, 4 weeks treatment course. They had

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Using Social Innovation to Implement Weixin Shengjiao Doctrine in Lifelong Education

In the past decade, the concept of social innovation has been constantly looked at and examined by scholars, for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations and the government, and has been widely explored and applied. Taiwan is facing the problem of an aging population and low birth rate. It is therefore of the essence to be able to

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Top Future Skills in Cross-Disciplinary Design Education

Cross-disciplinary education is increasing in popularity. According to the World Economic Forum report, ‘The Future of Jobs’, the top skills in the future will be complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity (World Economic Forum, 2016). Universities expect graduates to be leaders and innovators in the workplace and in society (Gross, 2009). Are Design Schools

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The Route of Spiritual Education: Chinese Culture’s Guigu Spiritual Method

Spiritualism is the faith or belief that an individual maintains concerning life’s ultimate value. Out of the world’s four ancient civilizations, only the Chinese culture has remained fairly unbroken in its continuity, and the I Ching can be found at the root of the Chinese philosophy and thoughts. All that governs Chinese culture can be

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A Study of Satisfaction of Students Towards the Bachelor of Science in Medical and Public Health Secretary

This research was aimed to study the satisfaction of students towards the Bachelor of Science (new curriculum in 2016) in Medical and Public Health Secretary, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (2017 academic year). It was the descriptive research by using the questionnaire as the tool for data gathering, the population was

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Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Nepal: The Role of Mother Tongue-Based Education for Better Learning Outcomes

Linguistically diverse, Nepal has 123 different mother tongues and for 55% of the people, Nepali (national language) is their second language of communication. This context poses a serious constraint on learning achievement for early grade students as the primary teaching language in all government schools is Nepali. Realizing this problem, Nepal has recently prioritized multilingual

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Efficacy of Moodle Forums in Teaching and Learning

Lecturer-centered pedagogy of teaching and learning is becoming less effective to deliver courses. As a graduate outcome of current programs fail to impress students, it is time to look at what can be done to enhance the learning experience. Moodle is now deployed widely by the Universities and private higher education providers in Australia. This

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Student Ambiguity Tolerance as Predictor of Problem-Solving Ability in Mathematics

Development of problem-solving ability among students is one of the main goals of mathematics education. This study investigated the relationship between student ambiguity tolerance and their problem-solving ability in mathematics. In particular, it sought to determine whether or not students’ positive reaction toward unfamiliar or uncertain stimuli predict their ability to solve non-routine word problems.

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Understanding & Applying Character Education in Chemistry: A Case Study of 10th Grade High School in Indonesia

Indonesia tries to balance the quality of content learned and the quality of the characters one’ develops. Character education implemented to prepare good human resources in the future as the golden generation of Indonesia 2045. Based on The Presidential Regulation no. 87 of 2017 on Strengthening Character Education, there are 18 character values that related

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The System Dynamics of Character Education in Indonesia

There has been growing interest in Indonesia’s character education, especially after The Presidential Regulation no. 87 of 2017 on Strengthening Character Education and The 2003 National Education System Law. Indonesia is predicted will be a great industrial country in 2045. A stable education system is essential to build a nation and accelerate Indonesia’s development to

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What are Missing on the English Teacher Preparation Programme at Japanese Universities in Terms of Pronunciation Instruction?

The purpose of this study is to examine how English pronunciation instruction is dealt with in the teacher preparation programme at Japanese universities and to suggest how the trainees can be better prepared in terms of pronunciation instruction before they start teaching in classroom settings. The literature review verifies vicious cycle of pronunciation of instruction,

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Internationalization in a National Education System: Initiatives in Japan to Introduce International Baccalaureate Programmes

Our rapidly changing world means that education in any part of the globe must now serve an increasingly complex set of needs and purposes. The Japanese government recognizes the need for changes in the traditional national educational system, the need to internationalize. As one of many initiatives to address this MEXT is working to introduce

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All On Screen : The Effects of Digitized Learning Activities on Increasing Learner Interest and Engagement in EFL Classroom

With digital natives as learners, today’s EFL classroom has become a challenging field for teachers to design a lesson which will effectively capture and maintain learner attention and engagement. This study attempts to elaborate a technology-based learning environment in order to increase learner interest and deeply engage them in classroom activities. “All On Screen” scheme

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The Effectiveness of Gamification in Finance Education

The Finance educators today face many challenges in providing an effective learning environment to their students: the millennials, who are the digital natives. They have different learning styles and require new teaching and learning process that have triggered the main problems in education today. It is no longer possible to assume that the learning could

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A Study on a Method of Integrating AR Markers into a Foreign Language Learning System for Task-Based Activities

In this paper, we investigate a method to integrate Augmented Reality (AR) into a foreign language learning environment for task-based activities. We accomplish that task by focusing mainly on two objectives. First, AR markers can be applied to integrate some objects into the language learning environment as learning materials. Second, movement of an AR-tagged object

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The Context of Curator in the Twenty-First Century: A Study at Museums in Bangkok Area

The purpose of this research is to study the context and progression of the curator in the Twenty-First Century. Since the millennium, the flood of technological and economic growth significantly affected the context of the curator. The curator is not only a keeper or collector of digital data cultural heritage as before, but must also

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The Effects of Software Interaction Mode on Nominal Group Creativity in Online Classes

When students work together in a group in an online class, often times they work in a ‘nominal group’ – a term used to address the situation when individuals work separately – rather than an actual group. This paper focuses on an electronic brainstorming task in nominal groups in online classes, where group members can

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Improvement of Listening Skills of Thai Elementary Japanese Learners Using the Top-Down Shadowing Approach

A common problem for Thai elementary Japanese learners is a failure in listening comprehension despite learning quite a lot of vocabulary and grammar. Thus, the author conducted a study by using the top-down shadowing approach for approximately three months to develop the listening skills of a group of Thai elementary Japanese learners. This study found

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Collaborative Assistive Technology in Mathematics Learning for Students with Special Needs

This study is an interactive and collaborative assistive technology in mathematics learning for students with special needs. The participants in this study were 3 first grade of elementary school students who with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and developmental disability and developmental delay respectively. The purpose was to promote interpersonal interaction, active participation, and understanding in

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Manufactory: Promoting 3D Spatial Skills with Productive Failure and Educational Games

This research study investigated an innovative teaching and learning framework that incorporated the proven concept of Productive Failure (PF) and educational games. The aim is to design a new approach that effectively enhances students’ learning experience and improves their understanding capacities in the threshold concepts of product manufacturing and assembly. As a measure to promote

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Digital Technology Use of Teachers and Students and Their Perceptions of Technology Integration into English Curriculum in Thailand

In this digital age, many CALL scholars affirmed the leverage of digital technologies and social media to access enormous authentic online resources. Moreover, technologies can increase students’ motivation, their learning outcome and make teaching and learning more constructive and engaging. However, no research to date explored in depth the digital technology use of students and

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Reading as a Problem Solving Task and Digital School

The renewed school idea, understood as an open learning space that allows students to develop life skills, imposes an overview of reading in a new epistemological dimension. Within the European educational systems, a prominent role is occupied by the reading comprehension and mastering the language. Reading literacy is a cognitive life-skill that structures thought and

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The Effective Dimensions of Engaging Students in Contemporary Architecture Design Studios in Times of Change

The architecture design studio is a pedagogical platform for the majority of learning and teaching experiences that take place within architecture design education. The traditional architecture design studio pedagogical model signified as “signature pedagogy” has gradually shifted away from its conventional forms of engaging students. Since the turn of the millennium, the studio has transformed

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The Use of ‘Kebudiluhuran’ Aspect As a Curriculum Development in Budi Luhur University

Budi Luhur University located in Jakarta is a private university that has a basic principle in the learning process. Budi Luhur University uses the philosophy of “Cerdas Berbudi Luhur”. based on that in the application of the curriculum that emphasizes on the achievement of learning, Budi Luhur University includes the element of kebudiluhuran in each

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The Role of Informal English Language Teaching in Childhood on English Knowledge and Attitude Towards it in Adolescence

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of informal English language teaching in childhood on English knowledge and attitude towards it in adolescence. The research plot was ex-post facto one. The statistical population includes all first-year students of undergraduate of Islamic Azad University branches who had been studying humanities in the academic

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Research as Assessment for Learning vs Assessment of Learning at Higher Education

At higher education, students are terminally assessed through a research output that demonstrates their originality, creativity, innovativeness, and contribution to knowledge and problem solving in society. However, the assessment process, unlike the traditional pencil-and-paper and other performance assessments which are thoroughly proctored by the examiner, is one that is loosely structured. Depending on whether the

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Chinese Immigrant and European American Parents’ Emotional Expressions in Childrearing Activities: Cultural Norms of Emotions

Both European Americans and Chinese immigrants value emotional expressions that are true to inner feelings, and adhere to social norms dictating appropriate expressions for different situations. However, the two groups differ in how they coordinate the values of being faithful to inner feelings and to social norms. The European American culture values an individual’s genuine

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A Phenomenological Study on Experiencing in-Class Discussion Among University Students in Hong Kong

Adoption of various type of information and communication technologies in different teaching and learning activities have been a common practice all over the world. One of its adoptions is to facilitate an interaction among students through online discussion forum. While such practice wins a lot of adherents in higher education, there is a concern over

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Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics and Interdependence, Balance of Power and Soft Law in Diplomacy, Comparison of Bureaucracy in the History

This paper investigates Power-Dependence in Domestic Politics and Interdependence, Balance of Power and Soft Law in Diplomacy, Comparison of Bureaucracy in the History between the US., UK., EU and Japan. This paper consists of four parts. First, this paper investigates the similarity and common factors of Power-dependence in Domestic Politics and Interdependence in Diplomacy. I

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Death of a Parent: Its Effects on Students’ Psychological Well-Being and Academic Resilience

The study attempted to find out the effects of parental death on students’ psychological well-being and academic resilience, where majority of them obtained average levels of psychological well-being and academic resilience. The correlation for both variable was found. From the sixty respondents from ages 7-21, majority of them were male, have male deceased parent who

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Mathematics and Racial Equity: Self-Selection and Appropriate Placement

This paper explores the relationship between appropriate class placement and racial equity under a self-selection program model at an urban middle school in the Midwest. We define self-selection as students’ ability to choose their level of courses regardless of test scores and other academic criteria. Within this school, students have the ability to specifically choose

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Comparing Vocabulary Profiles of Asian L2 Written English in the ICNALE Corpus

This brief study examines the vocabulary profiles of Asian EFL students’ written English in the International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English (ICNALE; Ishikawa). The ICNALE corpus is a collection of written and spoken texts from 2800 learners of English across 10 different Asian countries. The texts included in this corpus were composed under