Month: October 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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