Month: June 2020

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“Disturbing, Deeply Touching, and Highly Motivating”: Reciprocal Empowerment Through Blended Service Learning – Lessons From an Austrian University

This paper presents a novel pedagogical approach of Blended Service Learning (BSL) which was applied in an undergraduate Health Degree Program at an Austrian University. Blended Service Learning combines academic learning with practical experience and social commitment, using a range of tools and methods from online didactics. The course pursues the ambitious goal of promoting

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Role of a Subjective Difficulty Rating in Using a System for Practicing English Speaking

We have been developing a system that checks and provides information about the words and sentences that learners use when they practice speaking English. In this study, we investigated the role of a subjective difficulty rating to identify sentences that were problematic for the learners by using our system. In the experiment, 72 Japanese university

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Organizing a Group of Students in Order to Research the Rebound Effect in Industry 4.0

The paper presents a framework with respect to organizing a group of students in order to research the rebound effect in Industry 4.0. The framework points two coordinates. The first one refers to conceptual delimitations and working hypotheses. The main coordinate is focused on carrying out the research process. It will develop aspects as: defining

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An Innovative Learner-centric Framework for Sustainability of Traditional Private Higher Education Institutions Post the Covid Pandemic

Post the Covid pandemic the increasing quality and affordability of digital education is not at all great news for traditional brick-and-mortar private higher education. To reposition the pull of such institutions, the research attempts to develop an innovative prototype called ‘BLUECHIP’ that would systematize a whole-institutional backed choice-based learning at the researcher’s host institution. By

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Students’ Behaviours – Silent Conflicts at High Schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In recent years, foreign investment has immigrated into Vietnam, particularly big cities like Ho Chi Minh city; which has drawn to the challenging changes to the national educational system. These changes focus on both students’ in-class and outside-class knowledge. This study explores the impact of foreign and traditional cultural values on students and teachers’ in-high

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Contemporary Family Structures and Teacher-Parent Communication

This qualitative study was designed to explore diverse-family parents’ (such as one parent family and same-sex families) perspective of their communication with their children’s teachers. This study acknowledges the importance of effective communication between teachers and parents for the benefit of the children. It is based on researches that constantly reveal the significance of home-school

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Migrants in Chilean Higher Education

The migration phenomenon has been a recent and relevant topic in the Chilean public policy discussion, especially after the explosive increase in the number of migrants coming to the country in the last decade. A substantial percentage of them are living with lower incomes than the rest of the country’s population, and have fewer years