Month: January 2020


Increasing Tutor EI Skills to Improve Tutee L2 Writing

Russian academic writing centers challenge to instill the educational nature of individual consultations (IC) adapting them to the Russian mindset. The shift from result to process writing approach is demanded. To attract more tutees and be effective, tutors in academic writing centers should not only be professionals in the field of L2 academic writing, but


Translation and Interpreting Activities in ESL to Recharge Sociocultural Awareness in Students

Teaching translation and interpreting techniques obviously contribute to the effective and efficient development of linguistic and communicative skills in students. At the same time, translation and interpreting exercises promote sociocultural critical thinking skills, since the language as a system of communication transfers and reflects cultural concepts and social realias. The ability to perceive and understand


Needs Assessment: Do We Need It? A Case Study in an EFL Writing Class in Vietnam

Needs assessment focuses on “the learning needs of students, and then, once they are identified, needs are translated into learning objectives” (Brown, 2011, p. 269). Assessment of students’ needs will help teachers to develop teaching materials, learning activities, tests, assessment tools more effectively in their EFL classrooms. Thus, recognizing students’ needs provides a strong foundation


Implementation of an Integrated Program of English and Character Education in an EFL Classroom

Character Education is usually reflecting some good values in order to empower students to have a better development of individual growing. Hence, language teachers can expend their curricula with different disciplines for increasing their variety of teaching and training their students with some life skills. However, most of teachers in Taiwan have tried to accomplish


The Ratios of CEFR-J vocabulary Usage Compared with GSL and AWL in Elementary EFL Classrooms and Its Implications

This is a corpus-based study using an elementary English classroom corpus to examine a) the ratios of vocabulary usage of four levels, A1, A2, B1, and B2, which pertain to the CEFR-J wordlist; b) the ratios of the usage of vocabulary items belonging to the General Service List (GSL) and Academic Word List (AWL); and


Democratization of Education Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) in Asia

This paper explores whether Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are likely to have an empowering effect on access to education for women and the underserved in Asia. During the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, participants recommended increase funding for equitable access to basic and continuing education for all. MOOCs have been a recent


Global Education in Non-native English-speaking Countries, Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Indonesian Students at a Selected Japanese University

Research has shown that generation Z is much more eager to include global education in their lives. The experience of studying in another culture, especially in an international context, is seen as a necessity. The most popular study destination for international students has been countries where English is spoken as a native language. In more


Compiling Learner Corpora on Four Types of Common Errors Made by Chinese EFL Students

A number of EFL studies have been conducted in China to analyze different types of common lexico-grammatical mistakes made by college students in English writing. However, there has been very little research attempted to explore how instructors can practically utilize the resource of a learner corpus to help students improve their writing proficiency. The proposed


Fourth Grade Slow Learners’ Reading Error Analysis in Inclusive Elementary School in Indonesia

This study aims to analyze 4th grade slow learners’ reading errors in reading Indonesian text in an inclusive elementary school in Indonesia. This study involved four students who were diagnosed as slow learners. The investigation included planning, conducting, and analyzing the stages. The data were collected by recording the results of students’ reading tests. The


Health Consideration in Architectural Design: An Interrelation Between Architecture and Neuroscience

Neuroarchitecture is a new frontier in architecture that lies between the interrelation of neuroscience and architecture. The aim of this research is to understand and accumulate factual knowledge on the impact of architectural design in human perception and judgment while monitoring brain activity using electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. To achieve this, the experiment has been separated


Effects on Japanese Students Who Had No Overseas Experiences by Japanese Students Who Had Overseas Experiences in Intercultural Co-learning Classes

Recently the number of international students at Japanese universities has been increasing rapidly and many of Japanese universities have introduced intercultural co-learning classes, where Japanese students and international students learn from each other in the same curriculum. In this study, we examined and analyzed how Japanese students who had different overseas experiences interacted with each


Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Design and Technology Subject Through Value-based Approach

As the world evolves in technology and rapid development, education remains the optimal mechanism to instill moral values and virtues amongst society, specifically in early education. This paper explores from Malaysian Education perspectives, particularly on teacher’s pedagogical approaches in embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the element comprises of environment, social, and economy as the


Just-in-Time-Teaching – A Solution to Meet the Current and Future Challenges Many African University Lecturers Face: Ethiopia as an Example

The future challenges for universities are fueling the current situation at many African universities. The main pressure is coming from the demographic situation. In Ethiopia for example, it is anticipated that by 2030 the age group 0-24 will amount to 62% of the total population. Moreover, Ethiopian universities lack of qualified lecturers, which might jeopardise


The Risky-choice Framing Effect During Repeatedly Decision Process in Dynamic Context

Prospect theory can predict the susceptibility of framing effect such that decision-makers are opt for taking risks when they feel lost for the static decision tasks, where one only needs to make one decision, but the theory fails to predict the susceptibility for the dynamic decision tasks, where one needs to make a group of


The Chameleon Effect: The Relationship Between Imitation and Interdependence

The chameleon effect is the unconscious mimicry of nonverbal behaviours such as mannerisms, expressions, and postures. Current literature is deficit on instances of verbal behaviours as opposed to nonverbal behaviours. This imitation is said to have evolved to prospectively serve a social glue function in creating rapport and affiliation in social interactions and retrospectively increased


Relationship Analysis Between Smartphone Dependency Consciousness and Actual Usage Time

Now a day, the problems of long-time use of smartphones among youth has been sparked social debate. The long-time use of the Internet has been pointed out as one of the factors, so-called “internet dependence” in society. Although long-time use is regarded as a problem, actual use time has not been measured, and no discussion


Discussion on the Model of Integrated Long Term Care Institutions Based on Information and Communication Technology

Introduction: aging population has become a world-wide concern nowadays, to develop a model for integrate long term care which combines the information and communication technology (ICT)and personalized service is an inevitable and urgent need in Taiwan. The smart technology including Artificial intelligence 、Internet of things、Cloud computing、big data have been utilizing in the long-term care area


A Minimum Temporal Window for Deviance Detection of Frequency-modulated Sweeps: A Magnetoencephalography Study

The ability to rapidly encode the direction of frequency contour in frequency-modulated (FM) sweeps is essential for speech processing. Psychophysical evidence points to a common temporal window threshold for human listeners in processing rapid changes in frequency glides. No neural evidence has been provided for the existence of a cortical temporal window threshold underlying the


Social Capital and Risk of Tuberculosis in Elderly Population

Background: In Japan, two-thirds of newly notified tuberculosis (TB) cases were older than 65 years. A large part of TB in elderly are attributable to endogenous reactivation from past infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and risk factors of reactivation are not clearly known. We explored potential social capital and risk of developing TB in elderly population.


The Changes of Care Needs and Their Associated Factors Among the Recipients of LTC Insurance in South Korea

Objectives: This study identified changes of the needs of long-term care (LTC) services, and their associated factors among the recipients of LTC insurance in South Korea. Methods: We analyzed of LTC Insurance data and the logistic regression analysis was used. The changes of LTC needs were measured by grades of LTC services. Variables of interest


The Associated Factors With the Costs of Long-term Care and Medical Services for Older People in South Korea

Abstract: South Korea is facing an unprecedented demand for medical and long-term care (LTC) services for ageing individuals. We analysed the total amounts of care costs and the associated factors among elderly insurance recipients in 2017 to give some insights for improving the whole care system. Methods: The analysis of LTC Insurance and National Health


Psychological Distress and Its Relationship to Burnout Among Academicians in Malaysia

Introduction: Academicians has multiple roles such as teaching and learning responsibilities, producing impactful publications, applying grants and administrative duties. The objective of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of burnout and its relationship to psychological distress among academicians in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study involving academicians and non-academicians from UiTM


Burnout and Job Satisfaction Among University Staff in Malaysia

Introduction: Burnout among university staffs potentially affects personal and professional performance and causes job dissatisfaction. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of burnout and its associated risk factors among the University staff involving both academician and non-academician and relate these to their job satisfaction. Methods: A cross sectional study was


Stress, Anxiety and Depression Among Academicians in Science and Technology Faculties in a Malaysian University

Introduction: In Malaysia, academic personnel are under pressure to build international reputation, increase funding and are expected to perform in the key performance indicators to bring Malaysian education to an international standard. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression and its associated factors among the academicians in


Living With Invisible Disabilities in a School Setting

Inclusive Education advocates for the integration of students with special needs in an educative environment with non-special needs students. It operates under the notion that social interaction in a mixed classroom better prepares the students for challenges and successes in real life situations. In recent years, many academic institutions have implemented inclusive policies in hopes


Improving University Teachers’ Professional Ethics in Teaching Practice in China

Teacher’s professional ethics, short for teacher ethics, refers to the relatively stable moral concepts, moral qualities and codes of conduct formed by teachers in the process of educational work. From this definition, we can know that teacher’s professional ethics is an excellent quality of internalizing morality through teaching practice. Therefore, this kind of quality is


Representation of Chinese-Sundanese Ethnic Identity in Suryakencana Bogor through Code Switching and Code Mixing

Indonesia has 1340 ethnic groups with 300 different ethnic groups recorded ( According to Hasbullah (, there are around 726 regional languages in Indonesia, but only 456 regional languages have been successfully mapped. Indonesian language as a national language is use when one ethnic group wants to communicate with another ethnic group. Language according to


Planning and Designing Multi-function Commercial Space of Chinese Wonderland

The global economy has increased vigorously especially tourism industry. Tourism is one of the most effective way to grow local businesses. To attract more tourists, the food and culture of the destination must be special so that it is worth visiting. This study done in Yang Shuo of Mainland China. By adding the brand “Shan


Planning and Designing Research With Brand of Indigo Art Living Store for Chinese Dining Space – Li River Side

In recent times, the tourism industry has experienced an increase in tourism revenue. However, this upward trend has also led to changes in terms of business models and consumption patterns. For example, the usage of unique brand identities to enhance and manage the tourism industry of the Li River where was assigned as World Natural


The Dynamics of Depressive Symptoms on Criminal Investigators in Semarang (North Central Java) Police

According to Sulistyanto (Assistant of Human Resources of Indonesian National Police), a large percentage of police suicide is related to depression. Police suicidal behavior are serious social and psychological problems that must be anticipated and resolved. In 2016 there were 13 cases of police suicide, and 5 cases of suicide attempts. The incident was reduced


Clients’ Experiences of Counseling Engagement in Thailand

This qualitative study aimed to explore clients’ lived experiences of counseling engagement, which is regarded as the common factor contributing to successful counseling outcome. The study examined clients’ counseling engagement in Thailand where counseling is not commonly known while seeking mental help tends to be stigmatized. It also attended to how sociocultural aspects influence clients’


Designing Functional Apparel for Seniors With Chronic Physical & Mental Impairment

The UN “World Population Prospects 2019” projects global megatrends, declining fertility and an increase in the ageing population. Body organs-degrade, cognition declining with age, involving the chronic physical & mental impairment with dementia risk. It is important to enhance the convenience of clothing on and off。Clothing is a basic human need which is equally the


Art Therapy Approaches to Educate Lombok Earthquake Survivors to Reduce Their Depressive Symptoms

Art therapy (AT) has been utilized by many therapists to help people to recover from various psychological problems. Many professional have also been educating people how to utilize art therapy for improving mental health. Numbers of Lombok earthquake (2018) survivors experienced depressive symptoms including insomnia, losing appetite, feel sad and helpless almost all the time


Teachers’ Perceptions of Integrated STEM and Attitudes Towards Developmental Challenges in Vietnam

Integrated STEM education provides students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics foundational knowledge that linked to their real world. Paradoxically, the definition and application of integrated STEM have still remained elusive because the application of integrated STEM involves flexibility and contextualization. Integrated STEM requires the application of knowledge and practices from multiple S-T-E-M disciplines to


Cyber Bullying Pattern of Indonesian High School Students in Instagram Through Text Mining

The cases of bullying among high school students in Indonesia continue to increase every year. Now the case of bullying is not only happening in the real world but also happens in cyberspace. The ease of accessing the internet has led to widespread of cyberbullying cases that occur through social media. After Facebook and WhatsApp,


The Influences of Teacher Professional Standards on Indonesian Novice Teachers’ Learning Experiences

Teacher professional standards were introduced in Indonesia as part of an agenda for national educational reform to improve teacher quality. The standards define the competencies that need to be achieved in the various stages of teacher professional development and appraisal. Novice teachers who participate in a one-year probationary and induction program also need to demonstrate


Unleash the Warrior in You: A Mixed Method Study on the Psychological Well Being of UE Student Athletes

Psychological well – being is a balanced, well – integrated, and harmonious interplay between six facets of the self which includes positive relationships, personal mastery, autonomy, meaning in life, personal growth, and development. The researchers’ convergent parallel mixed method study focused on exploring the psychological well-being of UE student athletes which aims to help them


Comparison of Healthy Aging Between Asian, American and European Countries: Results From the Athlos Consortium

Research efforts to measure healthy aging have been diverse and limited to specific populations. This diversity limits the potential to compare healthy aging across populations. The Ageing Trajectories of Health – Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) project has produced a worldwide harmonized dataset from 17 international cohorts and developed a universal scale measuring healthy aging


Applying Morita Therapy to University Students – A Program in Progress

With the push to “internationalize” university departments, Japanese students are encouraged (and in some cases required) to participate in study abroad programs. However, there is a growing concern that students may not be prepared to handle a rigorous semester or year abroad. Although many universities have created pre-study abroad courses that help students prepare for


From Andragogy to Heutagogy in Advancing the 5C’s for 21st Century Foreign Language Competency

Andragogy was an essential first step for teachers at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Wenzao Ursuline University in equipping students in both Japan and Taiwan with a tandem learning framework to become more active learners. The model worked on the assumption that students would take more responsibility for their learning which would subsequently promote more


First Grade Students’ Mathematical Ideas on Addition in Classroom Using Lesson Study and Open Approach

Students’ mathematical idea is very important in learning mathematics. Many studies had proposed learning activities to promote learning performance focusing on mathematical ideas of the addition topic. However, those studies lake of innovation to improve students’ learning of addition. This study applied lesson study and open approach as innovations to improve students’ learning of addition


Mindfulness and Depression: The Mediating Role of Psychological Flexibility

Objective: The aim of the current study was to examine the mediating role of psychological flexibility on the relationship between mindfulness and depression. Method: The participants were 312 high school students in Thailand. The sampling method was multistage cluster sampling. Research instruments were Psychological Flexibility Scale for Adolescents (PFSA-Thai), Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D-Thai)


Comparative Interpretation of Tree Painting between People on Different Loneliness Levels

Tree drawing is a form of projective test used to assess one’s development (Koch, 1992). In Jungian psychology, tree(s) are often used as a symbol of development; representing a mirror on a person’s inner and outer situation (Isaksson et al., 2009). The metaphorical interpretation of tree(s) can be symbolised as how a person relates to


Local Tourism Destination Content in Online Travel Agency Promotion

Online Travel Agency (OTA) had an impact on making people ease to travel, through their mobile devices without any extra charges. Based on Alvara Research Foundation, Indonesia’s Top 5 online applications are Traveloka,, Blibli, KAI Access and, Airy. This paper is aim to describe how local tourism destination content in those application and their


Politeness and Impoliteness Strategies in the Courtroom: An Analysis of a Trail Script

This research presents a conversation analysis (CA) study based on the data from an American reality TV show which aims at solving the following question: what type of politeness and impoliteness strategies are applied by the participants in the courtroom? Results from the trial conversation data show that the conflict between the speakers is the


Field Trips in English Teaching in Vietnam

It’s years since the dawn of field trips which have been widely used as an effective tool in foreign language teaching and learning. With their advantages, field trips perform the functions of improving the language skills for learners. To find out the positive effects of field trips, the paper focuses on giving an overview on


English Language Teaching Innovation from the Learning Strategies of High-performing Students in a Government University in Ayutthaya, Thailand

This study aims to (1) investigate students’ English learning strategies, (2) analyze the learning strategies of high-performing students, and (3) construct innovative lesson plans based on successful learners. The purposive sample included 35 students majoring in English for International Communication who enrolled in 22 English-related subjects at Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi. This study used