Month: August 2019

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Space as a Sign System’: Exploring Lexical Semantics in Relation to Cultural Geography – A Case Study of Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight’

The research paper attempts to examine as to how the idea of ‘space’ when regarded as a literary construct, may be ideally mapped in a given text: first in terms of the literal and obvious elemental descriptions of ‘cartographic geography’ available to a casual reader-aka-somnambulist at a cursory glance; and second, in terms of its

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A Survey of the Problems, Wants, and Abilities of Writing Skill of Secretaries

English language becomes an obvious key tool for success in international businesses. Secretaries play a crucial role to manage company administrative duties. Although they are exposed to the target language daily, writing problems in various types of documents still occur. Besides, the needs of English for their profession have scarcely been revealed. Specifically, only a

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An Experiment of Innovation Education in a Japanese University

A knowledge-based society is urging universities to change education. There are three factors to consider for this change: student-centered learning, rapid change of specialization, and the power of group work. Although Asian students study hard and earn good scores in paper tests, their learning is often solitary and passive. This is a serious issue in

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The Need for Academic Writing Support for Undergraduates in an English Medium Tertiary Institution in Malaysia

The status of English as a global language seems to be reinforced as there is a growing trend of Asian students seeking tertiary education in English-medium institutions in Asia. These institutions tend to set English language entry requirements based on standardised tests of English such as IELTS and TOEFL. However, these tests seldom reflect a

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The ‘Culture Hero’ in Literary Anthropology: A Gynocentric Perspective on the Narrative Cosmology Constructed in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Earthsea Cycle

Given the compass of literary anthropology, the formulaic predilection for a male ‘culture hero’, charging at or circumventing obstacles while being engaged in a quest of epic proportions, has long dominated the narrative-scape in fantasy novels traditionally penned by male authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, and C. S. Lewis amongst others.

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An Assessment on the Level of Research Competencies of Grade 12-Senior High School Students in a Parochial School

Research is one of the important academic endeavors included in the new K-12 curriculum for the senior high school. Possessing certain level of competency in this academic endeavor will help an individual to take part in the initiative of any institution to create knowledge and contribute significantly in the progress of the nation. The researcher wanted

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Utilizing U.S. TESOL Undergraduate Internship Students to Improve Japanese College Students’ English Skills and the TESOL Students’ Teaching Skills

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how utilizing U.S. TESOL undergraduate internship students can help improve Japanese college students’ English skills effectively in an EFL environment as well as help develop the interns’ teaching skills. The internship students spend about six weeks at Konan University during the spring semester during which they are

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Synchronic and Diachronic Exploration in Faith-based History Teaching

Historicity is a fundamental element in the effort to mediate tensions between Christian Liberal Arts critical thinking, interdisciplinary, and holistic citizenship with pragmatic, economic utility. In Art, Design, and Architecture, design thinking has shifted away from designing material object towards socio-materiality as an end goal. The design process is increasingly appointed towards building, recreating, redefining

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Fake News: Origins, Consequences for Students, Scholars and Teachers, and Recommended Solutions

Sir Tim Berners-Lee stated in 2017 that “misinformation, or fake news, which is surprising, shocking, or designed to appeal to our biases, can spread like wildfire.” The inventor of the World Wide Web considers ‘fake news’ as one of the three most disturbing Internet trends. Children and students have not been sufficiently educated on these

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No-Level Brick Japanese Language Education: Understanding Learning as Participation in Practice Through a Communities of Practice Perspective

Drawing upon No-Level Brick (NoLBrick) Japanese Language Education (JLE) project at an Italian university, this study explores how a group of undergraduate students interested in JLE develops their JLE Communities of Practice (Wenger 1998; CoP) and what effect the CoP comes to have on their view of JLE. CoP which views learning as participation in

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Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism Education in Vietnam: A Hypothetical Framework

In Vietnam, the number of international tourists is increasing and their needs become more diverse. However, workers in the hospitality and tourism industry do not meet the demands due to lack of professional skills. Therefore, it is necessary to innovate the skills of workers through education, especially through innovative pedagogical approaches. Supporting teachers to innovate

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Teaching Experiences, Pedagogies, Practices and Praxes in Subject of Applied Geo-information System Technology

This paper is presented as an important point for teaching experiences from 2012 to 2019 based on pedagogies and praxes in subject of applied geo-information system technology (AGST) for graduate students, is under Master of Science Program in Applied Information and Communication Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology ISAN, Thailand.

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Knowledge Creation of Adaptive Learning on the Blockchain System – Collaborative Cloud Educational System

The major difference of the networked society from the conventional analog society is its potential of increasing the continuity of time and space. That is, it transcends the boundaries between individuals and organizations, private and public sectors, family and work, business and pleasure, producers and consumers, the national and local governments, different disciplines and so

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Annexation of Co-curricular Activities: Experiencing and Assessing Grammar Competence in EFL Context

Over the past few years the annexation of co-curricular activities (CCAs) in experiencing learning and assessing grammar competence have increasingly been filtered into educational discourse in EFL context. The empirical evidence based on questionnaires shows that traditional methods in grammar learning do not foster learners’ potential development and confidence in assessment tests. Learners are taught

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Matriarchs Matter: Family Influences to Scientific Thinking of Women of Color in the Community College

In the University of California system, community college transfer students comprise of 48% of graduates with STEM bachelor’s degrees (Community College League of California, 2015). This demonstrates that two-year colleges help pave the career pathways of community college students, many of which are students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields. To cultivate the potential of

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No-Level Brick Foreign Language Education: Definition of the Field and Explanation of the Purposes – Japanese Language Classroom as Case Study

Today, we frequently observe social discriminations. These are tightly connected to stereotypes and intolerance toward others’ values differing to ours. Many of us do not have/take the chance to become aware of and question even our own values and ideologies behind them. Dialogue through a (foreign) language is considered as a ‘must’ toward social cohesion

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No-Level Brick Japanese Language Education: Expectations Toward Language Teaching

This study explores dynamic relationships between students and student-facilitators, aiming to explore how student expectations influence their relationship and thus language learning experience and outcomes in No-Level Brick (NoLBrick) dialogic Japanese as a foreign language course at an Italian university. This research focuses on participants’ expectations toward language education as they profoundly influence their learning

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A Microlongitudinal Assessment of Subjective Age and Mental Health During Rehabilitation following Acute Medical Conditions

Objectives: Recent works have focused on how older adults view their own aging process, and the effect of these views on late-life health, yet clinical samples were underexplored. Hence, this study examined the relationships between views on aging and daily mental health among older adults undergoing rehabilitation following osteoporotic fractures and cerebrovascular events. Daily fluctuations

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A Review of Foreign Language Education Policy Researches in China Through Bibliometric Analysis of CSSCI: History, Content and Trend

This research investigates the structure and dynamics of foreign language policy and planning research in China over the last twenty years by using CiteSpace, a well-established software for bibliometric analysis. The purpose is to aid researchers and policymakers overseas and domestic to attain a clear picture of current state of this field. 203 articles were

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Analysis of Visuals in Political Science Textbooks to Identify its Role in Encouraging Higher Order Thinking in Students

Visuals, including photographs, sketches, and schematic diagrams, are a valuable aspect of textbooks. Visuals in the textbook attract attention and help in the retention of information. It also enhances understanding and creates a context for learning. Schools are also emphasizing ‘higher-order thinking (HOT)’, rather than memorization of a cannon of topics. HOT occurs when a

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Reflection on the Curricular Reform with an Emphasis on Preschool Education in the Czech Republic

Since 1990, preschool education in the Czech Republic has undergone significant qualitative changes. The main focus has been on personality-oriented education of the child. In accordance with this concept, a two-tier preschool curriculum was established in 2001 including the school and the state level. After a period of verification, the curriculum was enacted in 2007.

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Disciplinary Training and Professional Practices Effects on Soft Skills Development

At present, the development of soft skills or transversal skills has become a relevant issue for higher education institutions. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the discipline training and professional practices effect on the soft skills development of the UNIMINUTO Vicerectoria Regional Sur (VRBS) students. This research will be developed under a pragmatic

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A New Self-adaptive Separate Grammar Test for L2 Online Young Learners

Grammar, a core component of the language system, is usually tested through writing and speaking in major language tests for young second language (L2) learners, such as Cambridge YLE. This, however, can not be aligned with students’ learning needs in later stage of acquisition. Moreover, the form of grammar, which is a better reflection of

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A Language Proficiency Test that Works

Either out of inadequate technology or for the sake of convenience, most language proficiency tests tend to oversimplify students’ diverse needs and provide one size fit all solutions. Take Oxford Young Learners Placement Test for example. One part of this test combines grammar, vocabulary and functional language use. A student gets a final score and

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A Study of the Mutual Phonetic Resemblance between Japanese and Chinese: Quantification of the Difficulty of Phonetic Cross-comprehension

This study investigated mutual phonetic resemblances of Chinese ideograms in both Japanese and Chinese by analyzing a database of 1078 kanji (Chinese ideograms in Japanese) extracted from the two volumes of the Japanese grammar textbook Minna no Nihongo. The aim of this analysis was to help learners of Chinese (or of Japanese, or both simultaneously)

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Integrating Reflections on Scriptural Text in Language Classes: The Southern Philippines and Bangkok Experience

Scriptural Text Integration employed in some Catholic educational institutions throughout the world has become the core pedagogy that promises relevant and meaningful education for today’s learner. This study investigated the experiences of the teachers and students in integrating Scriptural texts in language classes. It utilized a transcendental phenomenological research design. The study involved ten students

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Design of English Conversation Edutainment Game for Japanese University Students

Japan is a country where most of its people cannot communicate in English despite having English education in schools until the university level. This is because Japanese English education mostly focuses on grammar and reading with very little oral practices in class. Moreover, the environment in Japan is not conducive to the improvement of English

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Design of an Interactive Tangible Sensory Toy for Autistic Children to Improve Their Learning Ability

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are highly prevalent and the number of children diagnosed with it is increasing alarmingly every year. The child’s learning is majorly hindered due to poor social interaction, communication, fine motor skills, and attention span. Building these skills in them is a demanding job and interactive toys can come to teacher’s and

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Initial Invention of Therapy Table for Autism to Avoid the Table Being Pushed or Flipped by Autistic Children

In individual therapy for autism, a problem occurs in which autistic children often push the therapy table. Further, in children with large posture, they can even flip the table upside down during tantrums because their energy can no longer be held by the therapists. This behavior disrupts the course of the therapy. This research was

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Artificial Intelligence Models to Support Curriculum Development

This research provides tools to support curriculum development for skills education. Specifically, we apply artificial intelligence neural networks and multiple linear regression models to predict a person’s annual wages based on the levels and combinations of skills that they possess. The models are developed based on governmental data for 35 job skills combined with annual

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Prospects for Nuclear Energy Policy in Australia

During the May 2019 national election campaign, Prime Minister Scott Morrison denied his Liberal-National Party (LNP) government had any intention to pursue nuclear power for Australia. An official ban on nuclear power remains in place, but following the election, a parliamentary inquiry into nuclear energy was announced, to be delivered by the end of 2019. This

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Maloya: Performing Reunionese Identity

Maloya is a vernacular style of dance and music, born in the former French colony of La Réunion at the time of slavery. Slaves from Madagascar, Africa, indentured labourers and workers from India, China and France brought by the French colonisers to the sugarcane plantations led to a diverse mix of ethnicities, languages, customs and

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Developing Teachers into Teacher Leaders Through PDS

Teacher preparation necessitates extensive collaboration to develop effective, caring, and knowledgeable professionals. Positive collaboration between Professional Development School (PDS) liaisons, mentor teachers, administrators, and teacher candidates, have resulted in effective preparation of University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) teacher candidates. In 2019, the COE and MEdT program offered an innovative

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Design of a Digital Application to Aid Hindi Alphabet Recognition/Formation for Children With Learning Disability

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability that majorly affects language development and reading. In India, dyslexic children despite being moderately intelligent and good with English alphabetic knowledge perform poorly in Hindi. These children find it very difficult to recognize and remember the shapes of the Hindi alphabets because of its complex features such as

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Empowering Students through Tutor’s Feedback in Online Learning

Online learning students may encounter adjustment difficulties particularly in the early semesters. Students with lack of computer literacy and related educational background might result in withdrawal from the course of study prematurely. The current research was carried out to investigate tutor’s feedback as a means to empower online learning students, including to build autonomy, help-seeking

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A Causal Model of Student Teachers’ Ambition for Becoming Teachers

Student teachers’ ambition for becoming teachers is crucially vital in effectively making the decision to be in the teaching profession. The current research endeavor attempted to 1) study levels of motivation to be teachers, pedagogical knowledge, awareness of their teaching abilities, and the ambition for having a teaching profession. 2) Also, the current research study

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A Prototype System for Practicing English Speaking

In this study, we developed a prototype system that helps students practice speaking English. When students speak English, they may have difficulty expressing their intentions in real time, even when they know the correct words and phrases. To think of the correct English terms smoothly, it is important that students use the language knowledge they

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The Effectiveness of Character Education in Special Education Curricula for Students with Mental Retardation at Special School in West Java

The addition of character education in the 2013 special school curriculum or commonly called the K-13 curriculum, has a significant influence on learning services in special schools. Implementation of character education becomes mandatory for all students including, students with mental retardation. Some teachers have tried to implement character education with a variety of learning strategies

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REFLECT: Engaging and Empowering Critical Thinking Through Creative Process Journals

Disruption is not only changing the landscape of businesses and the workforce but also pushing learning and teaching approaches to re-evaluate themselves in order for educators to motivate learners to learn in a digital world. In Singapore’s tertiary education, learners have moved from the proponents of STEM to STEAM, where an integration of the arts

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Development of a Questionnaire System with a Response Analyzer

It has been increasing that the number of universities which try to give a bidirectional lecture by improving the content of it from responses of students. To achieve this, instructors need to know them efficiently and easily. Questionnaires are general methods used to grasp the situation of students. A lot of universities have been adopting

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Encouraging Independence and Interdependence in Assessment: Moving Towards Assessment for Learning in Heritage Language Classrooms in Singapore

Assessment for learning (AfL) can be viewed as a set of practices that enhance student learning. AfL is applicable in many varied contexts, yet the necessary situation-specific enactment (reflecting, for example, the learner’s age, subject matter and resources available) can impede critical examination and thoughtful dissemination. This study explored the extent by which teachers in

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Impression of Japanese Universities’ Specialized Courses Among Chinese Overseas Students: The Outcome of a PAC Analysis

This paper aims at revealing the impressions of Japanese universities’ specialized courses among Chinese overseas students and showing some viewpoints in international education support. It is processed by 3 Chinese students’ interview and investigated by PAC analysis. In the result, clear explanation, collaborative learning with Japanese students, relaxing class atmosphere, teachers’ respectful attitude towards student,

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Perceived Organizational Justice, Job Attitudes and Turnover Intention Among Hospital Healthcare Workers

This study was intended to investigate organizational justice perceptions, job attitudes, and turnover intentions among healthcare workers in hospitals located in Gondar and Bahir-Dar cities, Amhara Region. One hundred ninety seven healthcare workers (187 respondents to fill the self-reported questionnaire and 10 informants for interview) participated in the study. Data were collected through self- report

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Sino-Japanese Infrastructure Rivalry in ASEAN: Dynamics and Impact

Sino-Japanese competition is a crucial structural force for the stability of Southeast Asia and East Asia in general and infrastructure development in ASEAN is emerging as a new source of intensified rivalry between China and Japan. This paper aims to assess the ASEAN countries’ capacity to benefit from the Chinese and Japanese infrastructure investment initiatives,

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Foreign Language Effect and Moral Decision Making

Would you sacrifice one person to save a group of five people? This kind of moral dilemma juxtaposes deontological ethics against consequentialism. It presents the problem of balancing doing what is right against the common good. Such morality forms the foundation of our identity as citizens. However, does this morality change when the problem is

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The Invisible Character; A Perspective Into the Significance of Set Design in Film, Theater and Television

The importance of set design is easily comprehended by looking at the history of performing arts and its progress; but the point worth noting is the progression and gradual transformation in the role set design plays in media today. In modern film and theater works, set design is not just a means to create the

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Internet and Public Sphere in ‘Pondok Pesantren’: Reclaiming the Future of Religious Education in Indonesia

Historically, the Indonesian Islamic Boarding School (Pondok Pesantren) has played a pivotal role in building a sense of identity among the Indonesian Muslim community. For students of ‘Pondok Pesantren’, the label of ‘santri’ is not only related to religious commitment but also to social and political engagement in a wider context of society. Nevertheless, the

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Using Mobile Games to Enhance English Vocabulary Knowledge: A Case Study of Thai Employees in an International Workplace

Vocabulary knowledge is significantly important for English language communication. However, research studies have reported that English as a foreign language (EFL) were lack of sufficient English words to use for speaking and writing. The issue is currently also being problematic for employees in many international workplaces who specialized in other skills rather than English, but

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The Use of Local Genius in Strengthening Student Character

Strengthening Character Education is an education program in school whose chief goal is to reinforce student character through the harmonization of heart, mind and body. The program is part of the Mental Revolution National Movement in the context of realizing an advanced and civilized Indonesian nation. However, in reality, such a program has not had

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The Roles of Islam Students in Preserving the Indonesian Value of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity)

Students’ organizations play very important roles in delivering the knowledge, the impression, and the spirit of Indonesian nationalism under the umbrella of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). One of the challenges currently faced by Indonesian students’ organizations is their capabilities, or lack thereof, to protect their noble intentions from the interests of certain parties

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How to Create Educational Children’s TV Programs: A Strategic Practice for Survival in the Digital Age

Since the past to the present, the television is one type of mass communication that plays a significant role in influencing people in many areas. However, in the era of digital age, it is challenging for the Educational TV channels to create the programs that gain interest from the current individual audience. This documentary research

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QORI Learning Model to Foster Learning Autonomy

The awareness of rural communities in the province of West Java, Indonesia to further their education to a higher level remains low. In general, most teenagers only go to junior high school; only a small proportion continue to high school. Those who have graduated from junior high school generally look for work in big cities,

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Implementation of Input Methods with Natural Language for Pictogramming

This paper proposes the extension of input method of “Pictogramming”. We have been developing content creation environment using human pictogram, called “Pictogramming.” It also leads to fit for educational use and it also has the advantage that an understanding of the concepts of programming such as sequential execution, parallel execution, variables, looping, conditional statements, etc.

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Authentic Learning in Dynamic Globalization Context: Experiential Learning Through Students Business Projects

This study aims to explore the experiential learning of students in a business management class at bachelor degree level, for better coping and understanding of students in real business world within the dynamic globalization context of their generation. The qualitative method of study was used for data collecting and analysis: participant observation and in-depth interview.

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Communication Process and Strategy to Create Participation for Thai Early Childhood Oral Hygiene Development Campaign Among Healthy Teeth Network Schools, Thailand

The objectives of this research are to study the communication process to create participation for Thai early childhood oral hygiene development campaign among Healthy Teeth network schools in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, and to study the communication strategy to create successful participation. This research uses qualitative research. The data were collected from 15 key informants

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Pictogramming Workshop (Learning Programming Concepts with Pictogram Contents Creation)

We have been developing content creation environment using human pictogram, called “Pictogramming.” This application can be accessed freely (web site URI: http://pictogramming.org/?page_id=470 and application URI: https://pictogramming.org/editor/). Pictogramming is coined from two words, “pictogram” and “programming”. Pictograms are widely used in various fields such as counseling, safety, and facilities. Thus, the pictogram has been researched in

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Fostering Sustainability Through Renewable Energy Resource Development: The Law and Policy in Nigeria

Renewable energy sources (RES) exploitation and utilization is the hallmark of sustainable development in any country around the globe. The need to decarbonize Nigeria’s energy base through the utilization of RES to ensure sustainability cannot be overemphasized. In the last two decades, the Nigerian Government has shown keen interest in renewable energy resource development by

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An Analysis of the Possibility to Achieve the Specified Indonesian Renewable Energy Development Target

Is it possible to achieve the specified Indonesian renewable energy development target? An analysis of constraints and recommendations for accelerating the development of renewable energy in Indonesia Indonesia has ratified a number of international agreements, for instance on Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals, and has also announced its long-term National Energy Policy (through

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Customer Relationship Management in an Educational Institution in the Philippines

Customer Relationship Management is the process of carefully managing detailed information about individual customers and all customer “touch points” to maximize loyalty. A touch point is any occasion on which a customer encounters the brand and product- from actual experience to personal or mass communication to casual observation (Anabila & Awunyo-Vitor, 2013). Universities and colleges

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Machine Learning to Guide STEM Learning: Relative Importance of Social vs Technical Competencies for STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups

Students interested in STEM professions are often unsure about exactly will be required of them upon graduation. Academic planning is made even more difficult by the fact that STEM fields evolve quite rapidly. In addition to technical qualifications, such as programming, employers increasingly deman soft-skills, such as communication, self-reflection, conflict management and team work. Underrepresented

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Thai Gay Men’s Behaviors in Choosing to Use VDO Game Character Gender

It was found in the previous study on attitudes of Thai men choosing to use VDO game female characters that, through sexual desire, they placed emphasis on gazing at female characters’ bodies and their imagination revealing the desire to compensate for what they lacked in real life. However, from the researcher’s observation of Thai gay

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The Associations Between the Perception of Helpfulness of Teacher Induction Programs and Anticipated First-year Teacher Retention in China

The purpose of the study was to: (a) determine to what extent the formalized teacher induction programs (TIPs) are perceived to be helpful for first-year public primary school teachers in Shanghai, China; (b) measure anticipated job retention of first-year teachers; and (c) examine the degree to which these TIP helpfulness and anticipated job retention are

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Professional Development for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses in Higher Education

All institutions want their faculty to have confidence going into a classroom to teach their subject, whether face to face classes, hybrid classes that are partially online, or fully online classes. How can institutions support their faculty to be effective and independent in the classroom teaching hybrid and online courses? This talk will walk through the

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Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) are Not Dead: An Overview of Geographic and Degree Trends in MOOCs

In 2012, the New York Times proclaimed it was the year of the MOOC. By 2015, most academics in higher education in the United States and Europe were saying MOOCs are dead. During this presentation, I will present an overview of MOOCs from 2012 through 2019. I will walk through different product developments with a

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Psychological Safety in Teams: Essentials to Developing High Performance and Continual Learning Teams

This study aims to study and improve workplace performance and team learning by improving team Psychological Safety through a proprietary designed program called the Certis ALIVE Program. Team Psychological Safety measures how much the team grow and learn from mistakes and allows risk-taking behaviour (Edmundson,A. 1999). Research was also done to understand the literature insights

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Higher Education Faculty How to Teach Online

In higher education, institutions want their faculty to have confidence going into a classroom to teach their subject, whether face to face classes, hybrid classes that are partially online, or fully online classes. How can institutions support their faculty to be effective and independent in the classroom teaching hybrid and online courses? This talk will walk

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Ineffective and Unsustainable Programs That Do Good: An Example of How to Transition These to Be Effective and Sustainable

The University of Virginia (UVA) started the African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) program in 2015. This program was with a third-party vendor, Distance Education of Africa (DEAfrica), that provided marketing, enrollment, student and community support. Over the past four years over 4,500 scholarships were provided to recipients in 37 countries in Africa. Feedback on the program

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Attitude, Perceptions and Development of edTPA as an Assessment Process Among ECE Senior Cohort Students

edTPA serves as a teacher performance assistance and support system that measures new teachers’ readiness to teach young children. Even though it is not mandatory for the teaching license in Ohio, the University of Cincinnati makes edTPA mandatory in order for teacher candidates to graduate. This study tries to determine the change in attitude of

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Content Analysis of the Forum Theater Play Melanie on HIV/AIDS Stigma

The study aimed to determine how the forum theater play Melanie portrayed HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically: 1) count occurrences of HIV/AIDS stigma based on three conceptual frameworks on stigmatization; 2) analyze how the theatrical codes identified by Kowzan (1975; as cited by Segre, 1980) are related to the portrayal of HIV/AIDS stigma; and 3) identify the

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Psychological Adaptation and Psychological Risks of Workers of the Offshore Ice-resistant Oil and Gas Platform in the Caspian Sea

The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in framework of the project No. 18-013-00623. The goal is to identify the psychological adaptability of employees of the offshore ice-resistant oil and gas production platform in the Caspian Sea. The study was conducted on the offshore ice-resistant platform.

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Professional Deformations of Police Officers of Various Departments

The reported study was funded by RFBR according to the research project № 19-013-00517. Since the activities of the internal affairs officers are considered specific, and belonging to a certain unit undoubtedly leaves its mark on employees, deforming their identities in different ways, we see it as important to identify differences and features of professional

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Albrecht Dürer’s Large Passion: Art, History, and Theology

This presentation analyzes a series of woodcuts collectively entitled the Large Passion (of Christ), which the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer created between 1496 and 1511. The Passion illustrates the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s betrayal, trial, and crucifixion. The presentation explores various artistic, religious, and philosophical contexts that affected Dürer’s imagery. The artist’s identification

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Management and Multiculturalism in Romanian Universities: A Case Study at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi

The paper aims to highlight the role of university management and multicultural education in an irreversibly interconnected world. The research objectives were related to the testing of the fundamental hypothesis according to which management and culture influence individuals and vice versa. The results showed that the academic management influences the multicultural community, and the relations

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Technology Acceptance Model for Pre-Service Teachers of Region I

The study determined the profile of College of Teacher Education Faculty and Pre-service Teachers; Adequacy and extent of ICT – Based Instruction along hardware, software and peopleware; degree of Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use, and attitudes towards the use of ICT in teaching; level of assessment of the respondents in terms of technological practices;

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The Significance of Media in Literary Theory: Shaping the Future of Literary Criticism of Electronic Literature

Media plays an important role in literary studies. Nevertheless, the media has been neglected since the emergence of literary theories and criticism. Today, the development of digital media, which has influenced the world, has greatly influenced the development of literature. This development has created a research gap for further research on the effect of media

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Quantifying Risk of Natural Disaster Using Typhoon Damage Cases in Commercial Buildings

Damages caused by natural disasters are increasing worldwide, and damages are increasing accordingly. Therefore, a number of international public organizations and global insurance companies are actively studying risk modeling models to predict and counter the risks of natural disasters. These organizations are working to increase the sophistication of the model, as it creates a strategy

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Supporting Teacher Education with Video-based Noticing: A Technological Innovation

In light of developments and emphasis in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in recent years, connected, yet often overlooked, is the need for teacher education training to equip teacher candidates with the necessary technological skills and pedagogical content knowledge for preparing technology-enhanced lessons. Without adequate training, it is difficult for pre-service teachers to plan effective lessons

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Exploring Motivations and Challenges of Ex-convicts, and the Roles of ALS in their Reintegration in the Mainstream Society

Studies on ex-prisoner’s reintegration are mostly seen in the context of psychological, criminological, and sociological perspectives. Limited attention was given in exploring motivations and challenges of ex-convicts in the reintegration process through the lens of education. Hence, ten ex-convicts who graduated from Alternative Learning System were interviewed to examine this phenomenon and how the program

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The Quality of Legal Education in Nigeria: A Case for Professional Ethics and ICT Courses in Law Degree Curriculum

There has been raging debate on the quality of legal education in Nigeria. Scholars have opined that the challenges are more imminent at the undergraduate level in the University in comparison with the Nigerian Law School. One central issue canvassed relates to curriculum development. In this regard, the academic content of Law Degree Programmes has

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Universities and their Engagements with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Initiatives: An Environmental Scan

The ongoing rise of digitally immersive technologies is hard to ignore. According to a recent study by the Global Virtual Reality Association, by 2020 the augmented and virtual reality (AR-VR) sector will create an estimated 225,000 to 480,000 jobs in Europe alone. Come 2025, the global economic impact of immersive technologies is expected to reach

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Developing an Informal Tandem Learning Scheme for Young Researchers and Academics

The constant change in technologies and organizations today require higher education institutions to adapt just as quickly to the new situations. This is especially important for teachers in second language classrooms, as they try to prepare students for this changing world. In the EFL context in which this research took place, students were unable to

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Depressive Symptoms, Self-harm, and Suicide Among Filipino University Students: Preliminary Findings From the Diwa Mental Health Survey

University students are navigating through a transitional period that comes with cognitive, affective, and behavioral risk factors associated with mental disorders. The Diwa Mental Health Survey (DMHS) assessed mental health problems and psychosocial concerns with a web-based questionnaire among randomly selected Filipino adolescents and young adults (male = 30.68%; mean age = 21; age range

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Internship Abroad Program: The Lived Experiences of Education Students in a State University

Quality learning is indispensable for meeting people’s basic needs, and vital in nurturing the conditions for global peace and sustainable development across the globe. Regardless of the race and creed, everyone needs to learn in active, collaborative and self-directed ways in order to flourish and contribute to their communities. Colleges and universities are faced with

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Empirical Analysis of Chinese Environmental Citizenship: Citizens’ Awareness of Environmental Issues and Environmental Protection Activities

China has experienced rapid economic growth over the last thirty years. However, owing to such rapid growth, China is facing various environmental issues that need to be addressed. Numerous researchers believe that Chinese citizens’ cognizance regarding pollution can play an important role in protecting the environment by incorporating social changes, which is termed as “environmental

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From the Classroom to the Community and Back: The Development of a Community-based Research Model for Contemporary Higher Education

Community-based research is a collaborative research approach to address a community-identified need that can also be used as a pedagogical tool. In this study, we describe the development of the Capstone experience module, an academic module at a residential college in an Asian university. This module creates an unique learning environment through the formation of

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China’s Path to World-Class Universities

While efforts to build world-class universities have grown around the world in recent years, nowhere has this been more evident than in China. Recognizing the significance and popularity of the global research university that has been favoured by most western conceptualizations of world-class universities and has dominated major global university ranking systems, this paper situates

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Animals are Friends, Not Food: the Turning Point to go Vegan

The proportion of individuals desiring to follow a vegan diet has increased in recent years. There was an increased interest in veganism among Thai people, and in 2018, about 7 millions of Thai people identified themselves as vegans. A group of Thai vegans joined the online social media that facilitate the creation and sharing of

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Enhancing Teachers’ Personality and Social Competence: MBTI Approach

This research aims to identify primary school teachers’ personality profile in Jakarta using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and design trainings to improve the social and personality competence accordingly. The research was conducted using mixed-method with qualitative and quantitative approaches. MBTI instrument was utilized to gather data from 350 elementary teachers aged between 21 – 60 years

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Hidden Treasures: A Meaningful 3D Experience

This paper presents an experiment of pedagogy through active work in the classroom. It aims at giving students the opportunity to create bilingual pop up books through a project-based teaching method. It has been successfully carried out for five years. Pupils start developing the project in several steps throughout the year. First, they are asked