Month: October 2020

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Long-term Home Care Communication With Dementia Elders in Taiwan: A Focus on Nonverbal Communication Strategies

The population of older people living with dementia in Taiwan is growing dramatically. To enable dementia elders to age at home, quality long-term home care service is important. One way to achieve the goal is to promote successful communication with them since without this, delivery of long-term home care service is not possible. To explore

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Plan-Do-Review-Share-Happy (Plandoresh) as a Development Strategy for Critical Thinking of Vocational School Students

The learning process and traditional teaching materials include activities that require memory and memorization. Most students are trained to follow this low-level thinking pattern in schools including vocational schools. When computers take over the routine tasks at work, a number of employees will be involved in tasks that require them to be more flexible and

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The Impact of the Art Educational System in China

This session will focus on the pedagogy of the effects of the 2018 Chinese Art education System and compares it to the Canadian Educational System. This session takes a look at how different factors influence the Role of Arts Education in Chinese Society. This session will explore some theoretical implications, of the education system within

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Gap Design as a New Tool for Learning and Assessment

The attempt was to stimulate positive provocation in learners to think and create alternative approaches to effectively deal with real-life problems. The case involved learners of the Master in Hospital Administration program who all agreed to get assessed under a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy like never before on their end semester project. The research

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Old Age Homes in India: An Insider and Outsider Perspective

Initially, Old Age Homes (OAHs) emerged in India as a form of shelter for the destitute older people. However, drastic social changes have necessitated their emergence as a form of living arrangement for older people of varying socio-economic backgrounds. In the context of India’s rapid population ageing, it is important to have a nuanced understanding

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Trilingual Preschool Children’s Cognitive Understanding of Mouth Action Verbs in Chinese, English and Malay

This paper explores how Malaysian Chinese children acquire word concepts in the Chinese language with the “interference” from the English and Malay languages. We selected eight commonly used Chinese eating and drinking verbs (吃 “eat”, 喝 “drink”, 咬 “bite”, 吸 “suck”, 嚼 “chew”, 吞 “swallow”, 啃 “nibble”, 舔 “lick”) for this study and tested 80

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Who Will Heal the Wounded Soul of Modernity? Is It Spirituality or the Spiritual Modernity?

The ancient sages of the world had been the real practisers to obtaining the optimal quantum of spirituality for rhythmic life. Soul loves fertile spiritual fields to be cultivated. She needs a pure pool of water, a puff of air, and a serene and blessed environment to awaken the cosmic energies and spiritual forces. Unfortunately,

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Sankhya, Theosophy and Wholistic Approach to Reality

The Sankhya doctrine envisages the deepest insight into the working of the human psyche and spirit in the evolutionary Human plane and the Aatmic plane after the physical existence transcending to the Supra Cosmic Conscient aura.Astrology-the ancient science from which one learns fate and destiny is rooted in Sankhya.The seven continents,the seven oceans,the seven basic

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When the Religion Meets the Internet: Focusing on Naga Images Used by Visual Art in Thailand

Naga, the guardian of Triratna, dominates the waters, and is an important cultural image of Thailand, as well as an auspicious symbol of ordinary life. There is a large and subtle Naga cultural heritage that includes folk literature and festivals in Thailand. Whether it is an old tradition or a new cultural creation, many cultural

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Emergency Remote Teaching a New Curriculum During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide led the academic institutions to entirely cancel face-to-face teaching including laboratories and other learning experiences as a step against the risk posed by the virus. Alternatively, various measures were initiated by the higher education providers to implement social isolation, and online or remote teaching was adopted with rapid curriculum transformation. Online

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Why Does Choice Matter? The School and Course Preference of Select High School Students, SY 2007-2008 and SY 2018-2019

This study focused on the course and school preference of select high school students, SY 2007-2008 and SY 2018-2019 and answered the following questions: What are the schools and courses preferred by the select high school students from the two batches under study?; What are the possible reasons for choosing the school/s and the course/s?

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A Preliminary Analysis of the Factors Related to Negative Attitudes Toward Elderly People

People generally have negative attitudes toward elderly people that adversely impact their mental health. In this study, we focus on (a) germ aversion (i.e., hatred of infection), (b) youth identity, and (c) contact experience with elderly people, whose effects on negative attitudes have been considered separately. However, their interaction effects should also be investigated. We

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Contribution of General and Academic Vocabulary Size to Chinese L2 Learners Academic Speaking Ability

An emerging number of empirical studies have found vocabulary size is closely related to L2 learner’s general speaking ability. However, few studies are conducted to investigate the extent to which vocabulary size can explain L2 learners’ speaking ability in academic/formal contexts. This study, therefore, is aiming to examine the relationship between L2 learners’ receptive vocabulary

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BioTRIZ: Subsidies for Projects in Biomimicry and Design

Biomimicry combines multiple perspectives from the biological sciences to generate creative productions through emulations of nature. In this sense, the integration of tools of such field in the design area is valuable and it would, ultimately, stimulate the transformation of the production cycles so that they can resemble the rich systems of the biosphere. Therefore,

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Sounds and Sippy Cups: New Approaches to Pre-Literacy in Adaptive Game-Based Learning for Young Children

Decades of research from interdisciplinary fields (e.g. developmental psychology/linguistics, cognitive psychology/neuroscience, educational research) have yielded tremendous insights into the process of learning to read (i.e., Gough & Tunmer, 1986; Scarborough, 2001; Ehri, 1996; Kilpatrick, 2015). Yet, only about one-third of four graders in the United States are reading with accuracy, understanding, and fluency (NCES, 2019).

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The Influence of Immersion Education in China on Students’ English Learning Motivation

This study investigated the motivation of English learning among high school students in China. Half of the 40 participants received traditional English education and the other half received immersion education. The study compared the learning motivations of the two groups and analyzed the differences between the two sets of data. In addition, the research examined

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Communities’ Cultural Capital for Sustainable Community Tourism Development: A Case Study of Charoen Krung Road

This research aims to study the knowledge factors and sustainable community tourism development in the area along the Chao Phraya River from Charoen Krung Road to Yaowarat Road, the charming old district and a multicultural society in Bangkok, Thailand. Primary data were collected from interviews of stakeholders or the people in the community in depth

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Healthy Lifestyle Education in the CLIL Classroom

Research has shown that poor health can be associated with lower academic achievement and poor class attendance. Teachers report improvements in attendance, attention, behavior, and levels of concentration in schools where healthy eating has become accepted practice. Research also shows that healthy lifestyle habits during adolescence/pre-adult can prevent many of the diseases and disabilities in

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An Exploratory Study of Safe Space in the Arts-Integrated Classroom in India

This study investigates the challenges to implementing the Arts-Integrated Learning approach into existing curricula in India, and the degree and extent to which students feel safe in expressing their beliefs, thoughts and opinions within the classroom. Focusing on English language classes in two schools affiliated to India’s Central Board of Secondary Education, the study outlines

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Intelligibility of Korean-accented English: Effects of Listener’s Familiarity

The current research examines the Korean-accented English (KoE) intelligibility to give an account of the listener familiarity benefits (Interlanguage speech intelligibility benefit, Bent & Bradlow, 2003; Shared-L1 advantage, Harding, 2011). This study compares the intelligibility of KoE between four listener groups with different levels of the accent familiarity: two groups familiar with KoE (Korean-speaking learners

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The Wand of Mnemosyne: Sparkles Created on Vocabulary Learning

Language learners are constantly looking for a magic wand to wipe off all the learning pains on memorizing vocabulary. Fortunately, the goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, came to the mortal world to rescue those who suffer from severe vocabulary retention difficulties. When the wand of Mnemosyne is waved, learners’ burden on memorizing vocabulary may be relieved.

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Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Microclimate in Urban Street Canyons – A Review of Recent Research

Streets are among the major components of Cities where walkability and livability can be enhanced by creating comfortable environments. But, as the global mean surface and air temperature have been projected to increase during this century, the intensity of corresponding extreme thermal stress events are also expected to rise thus making significant contributions towards global

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Fostering Learner Autonomy through Personalized Project-Based Learning

Learner autonomy is crucial to the success of foreign language teaching and learning. Although it is defined differently, the essence of learner autonomy is to engage learners in the teaching and learning process. Traditionally, project-based learning is introduced into foreign language classrooms to enhance learner autonomy by involving learners into teacher-directed projects that connect language

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A Study of Student’s Learning Outcomes of the Educational Program Integrating Fashion and SDGs by the U.N. Affiliated Student-driven Organization

This research aims to define the learning outcomes of the educational program, “Cherish, Enjoy, and Develop oneself”, in higher education. This educational program focuses on considering the fashion as anchored on the influence of psychological processes on wearers (Adam and Galinsky, 2012), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to increase self-efficacy and to learn SDGs itself.

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The Role of Social Media in Health Communication: Implications for Coronavirus Disease

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic around the world, which have highlighted the power of social media. The media has a significant agenda-setting role in health communications (e.g. Eysenbach, G. 2008; Chou, W.Y.S., Hunt, Y.M., Beckjord, E.B., Moser, R.P. and Hesse, B.W. 2009). Kamel Boulos and Wheeler (2007) emphasized the social media plays an enabler

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The Efficacy of Life and Career Skills in the Workplace Preparedness of the Students of Engineering

The astute transformation of employment opportunities in the innovative and digital era pursue employees with updated professional and self-determination skills set that are indispensable to enrich the productivity of the industrial outcomes in India. However, the insurmountable needs of the industries are unfulfilled due to the inadequate skills set of the engineering graduates constituted by

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Rethinking Research: Bridging Theory and Practice in Adult Literacy

Low literacy rates in the US are explained in research based on several factors: from literacy programs’ inability to support educator and tutor professional development to shortcomings in program evaluation such as assessment and accountability measurement error (Comings & Soricone, 2007). Research also determines that low literacy rates are exacerbated by lack of funding assistance

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Computer Science Integration With Traditional Science Disciplines

An alarming trend was identified at the presenter’s school (grades 9-12). Few female students and students of color were enrolled in “accelerated” 9th and 10th-grade compulsory courses. Even worse, those students dropped out of “accelerated” courses at much higher rates than their white male counterparts, such that female students and students of color were conspicuously

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Development and Integration of Freely Available Technology into Online STEM Courses to Create a Proctored Environment During Exams

The current coronavirus pandemic has left many universities and their instructors in a sudden requirement of online education. For small private universities this creates an even more precarious situation as funds for online proctors or the purchase of software for online assessment monitoring is frequently insufficient. In addition, online assesments for STEM courses are often

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The RESET Framework: Examining Critical Factors in Parent-Child Math Participation

Research has shown that parent-child engagement in math activities has a significant positive impact on children’s mathematics achievement, and that the more parents interact with their children through mathematics, the more likely children are to experience higher levels of math achievement. Yet, studies also show that parents’ mathematics engagement with their young children is largely

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Problem-Based Learning Increases STEM Interest for High School Students and Instructors

The goal of Project STEMulate, a National Science Foundation ITEST study (# 1657625), is to develop, implement, and evaluate a program that fosters success for underserved and underrepresented high school students. The project was implemented at three sites of the Department of Education Upward Bound Program in Hawaii. Project STEMulate delivers teacher training and Problem-Based

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Action Research on Note-taking Instruction

The importance of note-taking skills for English for academic purposes (EAP) students and teachers is growing due to a rapid increase of English-medium instruction (EMI) courses offered in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. Note-taking is a complex process that involves comprehending aural input, identifying important information, and recording information. All of which is

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English for Graduation: The Development of an Innovative Japanese University Program Connecting ESP Courses With Graduation Seminar Topics

The increasing importance of English as a global language as well as the recent attention to the merits of the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction has led to the necessity for the inclusion of courses satisfying these requirements. This presentation will discuss the development of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program that

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Health Risk Assessment of Heavy-Metal Containing Soil Near Some Auto Service Centers of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The municipal solid waste of coal combustion is one of the main environmental problems in Ulaanbaatar, especially in the area of “Ger” districts due to lack of heating system and no waste management [D. Altantuya et al., 2012 and B.Byamba et al., 2017 and Delgermaa et al 2016]. The coal ash is disposed of in

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Improving Grade 3 Students’ Poetry Writing Skills Through Flipped Model of Instruction

The flipped model of instruction has been the focus of many researchers through the years due to its impact on students’ academic performance. This action research study aims to uncover the pedagogical effects of applying the flipped classroom strategy to Grade 3 students’ poetry writing skills. The researcher applied the triangulation technique where the data

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Effective e-Learning for a Global Workforce: Designing with Cultural Competency

Digital transformation has introduced multinational corporations to innovative technologies that provide accessibility to a global workforce. One area of business that is influenced by this transformation is digital learning. Multinational corporations are designing e-learning for a global workforce, yet little is known about how e-learnings are designed or its effectiveness. Research has shown that the

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Awareness, Perception and Readiness of Faculty and Staff Towards Remote Educational and Operational Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The sudden transition of face-to-face instruction to remote teaching in the early days of March 2020 created a new prototype for teaching, learning, and support for faculty and staff. The disruption brought to the surface the readiness of faculty and staff, the planning, and efficacy of professional development programs. Millions of faculty and students worldwide

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Dementia Patients as Discursively Constructed in Taiwanese Newspapers: Taking United Daily News Samples as Examples

Owing to the increasing prevalence of dementia, the importance of improving public awareness of the disease is highlighted. Newspaper is one of the most influential sources for people to gain information regarding dementia and also to reinforce the negative stereotypes. Given the lack of relative literature on the portrayals of dementia patients in Asian contexts,

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A Review on the Technological Innovation in Traditional Musical Instruments: Methodology, Challenges and Public Acceptance

The rapid development of modern technology has to some extent affected the interest of public toward traditional musical instruments and thus many research discovered has focused on the innovation of the instruments. The aim of this review is to investigate and analyze past and current studies on the exploration of technological innovation in the field

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A Review on Information Retrieval in the Historical and Digital Humanities Domain

Digital humanities entail applying computational tools and methods to traditional humanities research. In this paper, we focus on the domain of history, which can be seen either as part of humanities or social sciences research. We approach the subject from the point of view of digital methods in humanities research and information retrieval. The purpose

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Simulation & Apprehension with Digital Dentistry: Is Active Learning Really Needed?

Students’ perspectives on teaching from a small size of fourth year dental students and Internationally Trained Dentists II candidates was examined on an experiential learning digital dentistry elective course. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 10 dental students before and after the course. Each question was rated on a five-point Likert scale. The Wilcoxon

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Environmental and Social Engagement Best Practice to Face Pandemic Circumstance: A Sharing From Vale Indonesia, Sorowako Site

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has broken the normal bonds of human interaction, whether in the personal sphere or in the industrial sphere, regardless of where a person happens to live. Several industries which play important roles in fulfilling global demands, including the nickel mining and smelting industry, still need to resume operations in full

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Actual Conditions of Elderly Patients With Neurosurgical Diseases Hospitalized in Saitama Prefecture, Japan-comparison of Length of Stay

Purpose: To clarify the characteristics of elderly patients with neurosurgical diseases through comparison between long-term hospitalization group and short-term hospitalization group. Method: Data collection period: Half a year from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 Subjects: 138 patients aged 70 years or older who were hospitalized to discharged for the purpose of treating neurosurgical

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Online Teaching Readiness of High School Teachers in Special Education

The advent of technology in the 21st century transformed the educational landscape initiating a shift from traditional face-to-face teaching to online teaching. Moving the classroom experience to digital platform poses a challenge on the online teaching readiness of teachers, more so in special education where the teachers’ intensive guidance and specialized skills are matched to

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Indigenous Students’ Storywork: Local-to-Global Transformative Learning and Growth

Storywork by 5 Indigenous Canadian post-secondary students/mentees highlights their transformative learning experiences through a local-to-global service learning field school. This program was funded by the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network as a foundation for students to succeed in Indigenous health and community-based research. Mentees were a blend of undergraduate (n=4) and graduate