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Towards Kommos: The Narrative Vessel — A Proposed Construct of Narrative Formation

This paper scaffolds a larger investigation entitled Configuring Kommos: Narrative in event, place, and memory, which explores the tangible formation of narrative generated from the intangibility of a largely undocumented historic event: the Massacre of the Acqui Division on the island of Kefalonia, Greece in 1943. The aim of this project is to investigate a

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Wide (Conscious) Heart – Idioms in Montenegrin and Japanese Language

The aim of this paper is to use the method of contrastive lexical-semantic analysis to establish the (mis)match of the lexical and semantic structure of the idioms that consist of the lexeme that is going to be translated in English for now as a „heart” (“srce” and “kokoro”) in Montenegrin and Japanese language – which

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Teaching Music in the Times of the Pandemic: Pedagogical Pathways for Online Learning

The online learning environment demanded by pandemic conditions in China has offered opportunities for teachers to engage internet-savvy students, but also presented serious obstacles to unmediated face-to-face teaching. The possibilities for student collective collaboration in real time, the difficulties of teachers to connect with the sheer immediacy of music performance and its physical nuances, and

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Vocational Skill Training Model to Embody Social Independence of Mild Intellectual Disability People

Vocational skills for people moving towards adulthood, including for mild intellectual disability people, are requisite competencies. By having vocational skills, mild intellectual disability people may empower themself and raise their confidence to live in society as it will become the power to increase their social independence. Mild intellectual disability people have the right to work

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Challenging the Cultural Amnesia of Historical Video Art

With an increased presence of exhibitions focusing on video art’s history since the turn of the century there is a need to develop curatorial strategies that challenge the amnesic effects that time has had on this past which have been accelerated by the obsolescence of technology. For the curator of video art histories this presents

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Bollywood Representations of Kashmir and Kashmiris: Between Orientalist Melodrama and Post-colonial Representation

This paper starts from the ideas that Indian cinema seeks to describe Indian culture (Nandy, 1995) and that filmmakers’ use of intertextuality makes them the discernible conscience of the Indian nation (Thomas, 1995) in order to explore the depiction of Kashmir and Kashmiris in Bollywood films. It argues that these films portray a kind of

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A Study of the Mutual Phonetic Resemblance Between Japanese Kyoiku Kanji and Chinese

This study investigated the mutual phonetic resemblance of Chinese ideograms between Japanese and Chinese using the official list (expanded in 2020) of Kyôiku kanji (Chinese ideograms in Japanese, taught at elementary school). The aim of this analysis was to determine ways to help learners from non-kanji backgrounds to quantify the phonetic gap between these two

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Amplifying Vulnerabilities: How COVID-19 is Impacting Japanese at Risk Youth

There are 608 “Children’s Homes” (児童養護施設 jidō yōgo shisetsu) across Japan caring for youth unable to live their parents for an array of reasons mainly abuse and poverty. According to the most recent data 13.9% (2020 OECD) Japanese youth live in poverty and in 2018, 159,850 child abuse consultations were made (2018, MHLW). Institutionalization of

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Challenges Presented to Paraguayan Teachers by the Measures Adopted Due to Covid-19

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, educational systems around the world have been disrupted as they were forced to stop face-to-face classes in at least 70% of institutions. Paraguay was not the exception, interrupting classes early and abruptly forcing teachers to quickly adapt to this new reality. This mixed quan-qual study presents an analysis

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Correlation of STEM Interest and Career Intent in High-School Students

Understanding high school students’ perceptions and dispositions toward STEM, and the role science and math self-efficacy play in establishing STEM career aspirations is imperative to preparing the STEM workforce of the future. Project STEMulate is an industry-aligned technology-rich Problem-Based Learning (PBL) model. The goal of this NSF ITEST grant-funded study (2018-2020) was to improve students’

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Externalization in Architecture to Increase Social and Environmental Connectivity

Buildings currently account for 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually, worldwide. Despite the acceleration of climate change, architecture is increasingly designed as hermetically sealed boxes, requiring increased conditioning, which in turn further contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions warming up our planet. In addition to disassociating people from the natural environment, this also creates

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Isolated, Intimidated and Bullied on University Campus: The Students’ Experience and Recommendations

Background: Exclusionary behaviors, including offensive and hostile behaviors (such as bullying and harassment), are a common problem in universities worldwide. However, student perspectives regarding their experience with exclusion on campus, the cause and impact of such experience, as well as potential solutions are not well understood. Methods: We collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data

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Striving for Energy Autonomy? An Empirical Investigation of Homeowners’ Drivers and Barriers to Participation in Community Energy Systems in Germany

Despite extensive political funding programs, the energy consumption in Germany for space heating and hot water stagnated on a high level of 870 TWh over the past few years and even exceeded the level of 2010. To reduce consumption and meeting energy-efficiency goals, private homeowners need to participate in community energy systems (CES). However, homeowners’

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Online Learning and COVID-19 in Higher Education: A Case Study

From the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused global universities to close campuses and initiate online learning. In this situation, studies of the online learning experiences in universities are important in improving practice. This case study of the online learning implementation in a university in Singapore provides such information. The study addresses the

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A GIS based Green Infrastructure Planning Framework for Water Sensitive Spatial Planning

Green Infrastructure is a network of strategically planned natural and semi-natural areas that provide a wide array of ecosystem services. As the world is changing at a fast pace, interconnected green spaces are more likely to survive and contribute to the wellbeing of human settlements rather than isolated ones. The spatial aspect of this network

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Curriculum Design and Development for Undergraduate Literacy Courses

The purpose of this virtual presentation is to provide participants with an overview of curriculum design and development as it relates to undergraduate literacy courses at one United States Midwest liberal arts university. Presenters will outline the purpose and process of curriculum alignment with state standards, national standards, and university course assessments. Major design and

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Supporting Literacy in High Poverty Areas

This virtual presentation will focus on the affects that poverty has on literacy and literacy instruction. Literacy development can be supported by print-rich homes; however, due to the effects of poverty, especially generational, many children are growing up with limited interactions of reading materials outside of school. While the effects of poverty will be shared,

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Preservice Teachers’ Clinical Experience With ESL Literacy Instruction via Popular Culture

The purpose of this virtual presentation is to highlight how one small liberal arts university in the United States’ Midwest partnered with a local school district to support preservice teachers’ understanding of ESL engagement techniques. This partnership provided opportunities for preservice teachers to gain valuable experiences with planning and implementing writing lessons focused on English

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A “Big” PBL Problem: What Supports or Hinders Student Motivation?

This study examines student perceptions and motivations toward solving a “Big” Problem over multiple lessons in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment, both from student and staff perspective. It was conducted as a mixed-methods research, involving a quantitative student survey and qualitative in-depth interviews. The intervention used was a big problem introduced in ‘Qualitative Research Methods’

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Learner Responses to Language Exchange Activities in a Technology-mediated Environment in the COVID-19 Era

In response to the pandemic, language teachers around the globe are transforming their face-to-face courses into online courses and developing technology-mediated online activities has become one of the pressing tasks. While the body of research on online teaching addressing current day issues is rapidly growing (e.g., Foreign Language Annals. 2020; 53), research exploring students’ reactions

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Faculty Mentoring and Unmasking Gender Biases and Influences for Pakistan Returnee Doctoral Graduates From Abroad

The mentoring of faculty is an important aspect in higher education for countries investing in training faculty abroad. This study explores the key challenges faced by young female faculty when returning from doctoral studies abroad and assuming leadership positions in higher education, without having had prior mentoring. The participants of this study were doctoral graduates

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Attitudes of Filipino Senior High School Students Towards English: Implications for Teaching English

Attitude towards a language is a crucial factor in learning the target language. Language attitude can be behavioral, cognitive, or affective. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of senior high school students towards English according to their dimensions and compare them according to the learners’ gender and type of school, which could provide valuable

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The Influence of Emotion on College Student Resilience in Taiwan

Resilience is critical to learning and self-development. Understanding the factors that influence college students’ resilience help them build up such positive strength. Emotion can be an influential factor to the development of resilience. This study therefore aims to examine the influences of positive emotion and negative emotion on college students’ resilience in the aspects of

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Emperor Kangxi’s Poetry on Taiwan

In this paper, I intend to translate and critique a total of four poems plus a poetic preface collected in The Complete Works of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝御制文集) that deal directly with the emperor’s military success of acquiring Taiwan: namely, “Heard the News of Victory on the Day of Mid-Autumn Festival [中秋日聞海上捷音]”, “Composed Another Five-Character Quatrain

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Student Voices as Nouveau Committee Work: Providing a Platform and Safe Community for the Realization of Inspired Student-led Projects

Department committee work is a compulsory yet vital component of higher education institutions. A limitless amount of untapped potential exists within students, and committees can be established or adapted to support the interests of passionate, innovative students. When students receive trust, respect, and liberation to author ideas of personal importance into manifestation, they are enriched

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A Quantitative Analysis of Vocabulary Taught in Japanese EFL Textbooks

This research examines vocabulary appearing in government-approved Japanese EFL senior high school textbooks by addressing the two research questions: (1) do Japanese EFL textbooks provide words that learners are more likely to meet in the real world? and (2) if Japanese students are able to master all of the vocabulary words taught in Japanese EFL

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Embodied Learning of Dance by GenZ and the Alphas as a Shift in Traditional Dance Education

The learning of a craft such as classical ballet, which requires mindful, cognitive, and physical coordination at the onset, runs contrary to the existing capabilities of GenZ (ages 10-24) and the Alphas (ages 0-9), who are now the current students in the studio. Impacted by technology, their inherent urge to constantly experiment and communicate at

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The Concept of Existence (Bhava) in Early Buddhism

The transition in Dependent Origination (paṭiccasamuppāda) between clinging (upādāna) and birth (jāti) is often misunderstood. This article explores the early Buddhist philosophical perspective of the relationship between death and re-birth in the process of following bhava (uppattibhava) and existing bhava (kammabhava). It additionally analyzes the process of re-birth (punabbhava) through the karmic processes on the

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Effectiveness of Using Smartphone Instant Messaging (IM) App for Academic Discussion in an Undergraduate Chemistry Course

In this study, the effectiveness of using a smartphone instant messaging (IM) app (WhatsApp) for academic discussion for a first year half-credit Chemistry course in SUTD was examined. Academic discussion during and after instructional teaching is an integral part of learning. However, only 32% of the student participants had used online platform, such as Piazza

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Developing Future International Hospitality Employees’ Cultural Intelligence and Intercultural Competence

In response to the international trend in hospitality industry, hospitality groups in the world are actively expanding global markets. There is a need of international talents with intercultural competence when local companies attempt to develop new markets in other countries as well as when foreign companies would like to enter a new territory. College students

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Research Aptitude and Interest of Philosophiae Doctors and Masters Degree of State Universities and Colleges (SUCS) in Region III, Philippines

Exploration and exposition of knowledge, specifically in terms of educational system and sustainable transformation is through research. This study determines the research aptitude and interest of faculty members who have master’s and doctorate degrees to their research. Using descriptive method, this study utilized survey questionnaires that were distributed to 13 SUCs in Region III. On

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Comparing the Effect of Emotions on Hope Between Vietnamese and Taiwanese College Students

The feeling of hopefulness is important for personal goal setting and success. Emotions and cultural background may be influential to the formation of hopefulness. Understanding their relationship helps effective cultivation of college students’ beliefs of hope. This research aims to explore the effects of culture and emotions on hope beliefs between Vietnamese and Taiwanese college

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An East-west Contemplation: Adapting Shakespearean Plays to Cantonese Opera

Several attempts of having some well-known Shakespearean plays being adapted into Cantonese opera performances were seen over the last decade. The reason of this lies in the development of purely traditional Chinese art forms into an East-meets-West component for aesthetic sublimation. There are various aspects in common or in diversity pertaining to the form of

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Teaching and Learning in a Hybrid Environment

This poster session will explore the management, organization, and teaching strategies associated with synchronous and asynchronous course delivery in higher education. Presenters will provide information on how to best utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) in conjunction with video conferencing to provide hybrid instruction. Strategies for building faculty/student rapport, encouraging engagement, and scaffolding self-efficacy via

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Transformational Leadership as a Pedagogical Approach in Design Education

Education leading to wisdom has been acknowledged as a key transformational experience since time immemorial and the process is organic. An ideal interaction between the teacher and the learner has always been that of a mutual experience which impacts and elevates both the stakeholders involved. A natural positive outcome can be of social enhancement and

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Exclusion/inclusion of Persons With Impairment: A Study on the Role of Language Vocabulary

The aim of this research was to examine the role of language in the lives of persons with impairment and how meanings get attached to words that make it discriminatory against a certain section of the society. This research questioned the routinization and normalization of these insulting words used for persons with impairment. To overcome

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International Student Migration: Pre-COVID Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students at Emory University

According to the Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), over 372,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year (IIE, 2020). Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the

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A Development of the STEM Interest and Attitude Scale for the Elementary School Students

This study aimed to develop a STEM interest and attitude scale suitable for the elementary school students in Taiwan. After reviewing relevant literature, a scale was drafted and used to assess 100 elementary students for conducting both item analysis and exploratory factor analysis. After that, unsuitable items were deleted and the revised scale was employed

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Issues and Challenges Experienced by Undergraduate Students in Undertaking an Oral Communication Assignment in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This paper discusses the issues and challenges experienced by 91 first-year undergraduate students at a local university in Malaysia in undertaking an interview project in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which required the use of mobile and computer technology as part of their group assignment. The assignment initially required each student to conduct an

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Difference as the Source of Polarization Among Right-wing Populist Parties

Just as difference can be a source of innovation, so it can be a source of polarization, too. And even more so when the difference is used as a tool to achieve certain goals. It is thought of the political area, specifically of the European right-wing populist parties, where the difference belongs to often raised

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Composition of the Political Caricature in the Journal “Neue Freie Zeitung” as a Result of Difference-Thinking

Right-wing populists in Europe are employing sophisticated strategies to convince their voters of their cause and the political caricatures they produce can be seen as one of these strategies. This study seeks to analyse the cartoons appearing in Neue Freie Zeitung, a newspaper published by the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), focusing both on their

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Philippine Basketball, Economy and Politics: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Hit the Filipinos’ Most Beloved Sport

This paper explores how the prolonged quarantine measures in the Philippines affected the economics and politics of basketball, arguably the most beloved sport among Filipinos, given its sub-cultural underpinnings and significance as a venue of public interaction. It presents the sport and its foremost structure (basketball court) as an “economic hub” in limbo because of

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Discourse Analysis of Strategic Presented Self of Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Mediatized Philippine Presidential Debates

Presidential candidates form and perform strategic self-presentations in order to attract voters. Using the theories of self-presentation (Goffman, 1956) and social drama (Turner, 1985), this paper looks into the discursive nature of the dramatic presentation of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, then a presidentiable and now the 16th President of the Philippines. The paper argues that Duterte

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Video Annotation Tools to Support Peer Review Teaching Skills Improvement for Pre-service Teachers

This study developed a peer review mobile system to support pre-service teaching skills improvement. The review comparison function was developed that supported individual review comparisons and comparisons with others by superimposing the reviews as markers on the video image. Based on the position and timing of the reviews, it was able to distinguish between individual

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Developing Master Courses in Higher Education Learning Environments

This presentation will focus on how to develop master courses in higher education. Master courses can help ensure that students are receiving the same information and having comparable experiences in a course regardless of the instructor. University leaders and professors can learn the steps associated with creating master courses. Information will also be shared about

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Study on Computer-adaptive Testing: Proposal of a Scaffolding Tool

A multiple-choice method is one of the major methods in Classical Testing Theory used at university, in certification exams, and so on. This method enables faculty to score a test easily while requiring a certain amount of quizzes to estimate examinees’ abilities with a certain accuracy. This also requires time to answer for examinees and

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Predictors of Management Performance of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs): Basis for Structural Model

Organizational climate, culture and innovations are dimensions crucial in management performance, effectiveness and survival of HEIs. This descriptive-correlational and comparative study aimed to develop a structural equation model that predicts the management performance of HEIs using the data gathered through a validated questionnaire from top officials and senior faculty of public and private colleges in

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Strategy and Impact of Implementing Journal Article Presentation in First Year of Medical School

Introduction Strong curricula at Gulf Medical University emphasizes on ‘Evidence Based Medicine’, intends further strengthening, encourages early introduction of journal article presentation in the medicine program. Objective Strategy for successful implementation of structured journal article presentation during medicine year-I. Method The batch divided into eight-groups of 12-students; each group assigned a faculty facilitator. Total 6-sessions

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The CIGS Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Financial Validity of Façade Applications Under Current Technological and Market Conditions

The recent technological shift supported by the growing recognition of the public and policymakers of the renewable energy sources fostered the employments on the uncharted markets. The energy industry increasingly affects the other sectors that were not directly related to the energy generation before. The construction industry which could benefit from the Building Integrated Photovoltaics

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Viewers’ Attribution of Criminal Acts in La Casa De Papel Series Presented on Netflix Digital Entertainment Platform

In the last two years, there has been a huge investment in entertainment by the Saudi Government. In 2018, Netflix was launched in Saudi Arabia and soon become popular. This study examines Saudi viewers’ perceptions of the Netflix Spanish series La Casa de Papel because this series went viral. The study focuses on Saudi viewers’

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Developing and Evaluating the e-learning Material for Speaking Practice With the Latest AI Technology

There have been remarkable advancements in information and communication technology and artificial intelligence lately. Many e-learning materials with ICT and AI have become available in the market. However, none of them has proved whether they are effective in improving speaking skills in real ESL/EFL classrooms. In my previous studies, it was suggested that speaking practice

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Promoting Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism: An Analysis of John Paul II’s ‘Ut Unum Sint’ and Its Relevance to Peace Education

There are moments in history that religion has been a cause for division, debates, and misunderstandings. This sad reality defeats the purpose of the goal of religion to promote faith, hope, and love. Instead of uniting people, the diverse understanding of other faithful posits the opposite. With this, this paper explicates the importance of promoting

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Embracing Differences through Dialogue and Engaged Learning

This paper presents the elements of an engaged learning experience, with the aim of embracing differences through a pedagogical lens that uses dialogue as a process and content. A qualitative exploratory case study was conducted that included a structured dialogue methodology. Class dynamics and engagement from an online classroom of 30 Japanese and international students

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Preparing Pre-service K-6 Teachers Online for a Socially Distanced World

Preparing teachers to teach in K-6 classrooms has been and must continue to be a very practitioner-based process to prepare these teachers to meet the ever changing needs of 21st Century learners. In our continuing paradigm of face to face and brick and mortar instruction, we have been able to establish tools and patterns to

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A New Button for Television Advertising: Co-Production with New Media Platforms

With digital platform disruption, television platforms have been experiencing the loss of audience and thereafter, the declining advertising. The audience is the potential customer, which is the value for a television broadcaster to sell advertising. The capacity of dissemination largely reflects a television broadcaster’s earning capacity. Accordingly, the advertising performance in the market is positively

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Roma Students and Inclusive Education: The Design of Democratic Models for Intercultural Family Participation

The data provided by official organizations and the international scientific community indicate that Roma students face difficulties in the current educational system, including school segregation, student homogeneous grouping models, stereotypes and discrimination, failure, and early school leaving. The specialized scientific literature points to the participation of Roma families in the educational system as a key

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Teachers’ Characteristics, Teacher Burnout and Motivation to Leave

A lack of teachers especially vocational field is one of the most important problem of Thai education. The report from the Office of Vocational Education Commission 2019 revealed that Public vocational institutions lack teachers around 18,846 persons. There are many factors that affects teachers’ retention such as welfare, stability, job position and burnout. This research

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Performing Arts: Assessment of Learning in Grade 7 Mathematics

This study determined the effect of performing art as an assessment in Grade 7 Mathematics in the academic achievement of the Grade 7 students of Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School, the school year 2019-2020. Specifically, the study sought to answer the following sub-questions: (1) What lessons in Grade 7 Mathematics may be

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Visibility and Reciprocity in Stefan Zweig’s “Letter From an Unknown Woman” and Its Film Adaptation by Max Ophüls

Stefan Zweig’s story “Letter from an Unknown Woman” (1922) portrays a male writer who receives a mysterious letter from a dying woman. This story was first adapted into a film version by Max Ophüls in 1948. Though the identity of the woman is somehow “unknown” to the writer, she has been his admirer since her

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Exposure Therapy as an Intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study of a College Student

Social anxiety disorder or SAD is defined as intense fear or anxiety of one or more social situations where one might behave embarrassingly or be observed and be negatively evaluated by others. This anxiety makes individuals distance themselves from daily social situations. Individuals with SAD are more likely to have impairments in various areas of

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Vocational College Graduates’ Employability in China — A Case Study Based on Graduates From a Vocational Teaching Program in Hunan

In 2019, the State Council issued Reform Plan for China’s vocational education. It symbolized that vocational education in China has entered a new stage. This paper aims to investigate the employability of vocational colleges graduates from the perspectives of the graduates. The research conducted open-end interviews with with 10 graduates who have one to five

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Reflections on Emergency Remote Foreign Language Learning

The present paper is a response to the recent dramatic realignment of teaching processes in terms of speed and effort caused by the pandemic. The phenomenon was labelled ‘emergency remote teaching’ by Ch. Hodges and a team of scholars to distinguish it from systemic online teaching. Since the pedagogical context regarded is unprecedented and there

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Comparison of the Lecture Method of Teaching and a Culmination of Different Methods of Teaching Biology

This paper looks at an alternate method of teaching Biology. The traditional method of teaching was improved upon and a closed group was used to study the output of the students and effectiveness of teaching. The paper drew heavily upon literature of teaching methods and pedagogy. The paper studies a group of students and their

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Understanding the Role of Mary in the Catechetical Documents Issued in the Philippines

The Blessed Virgin Mary plays a vital role in the history of salvation. She was chosen to become the Mother of God and given by Christ to become the Mother of All. The Church in the Philippines is called Pueblo Amante de Maria, which means a people in love with Mary. It is one of

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Academic Integrity Strategies in 2020: Positive, Preventative, Punitive

There is currently a gap in the UK’s response to the ever-increasing threat of plagiarism. Through a systematic literature and policy review undertaken in the preparatory stages of a year-long project, we have identified the following areas in which deeper understanding will enable the development of strategies to support a positive environment which encourages students

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Assessing the Sustainability of Materials Throughout Their Life Cycle Using a Single Methodology

The global trading of complex products brings the sustainability of materials to the forefront. Currently, sustainability assessment is disparate, with numerous methodologies available to determine the credentials of specific materials, while a single approach has not yet been developed to ascertain the sustainability of any material throughout its life cycle. This study employs the Delphi

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Online Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Improving Outcomes Through Student and Faculty Feedback

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response have impacted people’s daily lives and traditional social norms dramatically. Higher education will be greatly impacted in the short-term, with specific policy changes still being figured out, and long-term impacts not yet known. It is impossible to predict when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, or how long each

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Factors Contributing to Recommendation Intention on Full-time and Part-time Job Websites

Websites are the gateway to consumers’ purchasing behavior in all industries, and effective website design greatly contributes to companies’ competitiveness. This tendency is particularly dominant in recruiting human resources. Consumers browse recruitment websites that aggregate information from many companies, then select and apply for jobs. The hypothesis of this study is that the required website

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Appreciating the Diversity of Students: An Experience of Teaching in COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has caused a new norm in operational procedures of organizations, businesses, and even to our daily routines. The education sector also has been impacted by this pandemic, causing its core business in Teaching and Learning (TnL) to shift from conventional to an online platform. This paper presents our teaching experience of four (4) different

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Decision-making System for University Selection: A Priority Comparison of Pre- and Post-COVID-19

University selection is always a complicated task for the aspirants from a decision making perspective. The process of developing a decision support system for this task had its challenges due to the availability of university data on various parameters of decision making. This study works on a university selector system by scrapping LinkedIn Education data

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Teaching and Learning With Technology: Educators’ Perspectives of the Possibilities and Challenges

Technology has brought about an immense change to the world we live in and the use thereof has become a familiar aspect of tertiary education. Never before has the need for technology and use thereof in education been more amplified than with the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, where learning had to continue remotely through online platforms.

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Translating Hemingway: A Case of Cultural Politics

My presentation will start with a brief translation history of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms in France, Italy, Spain, and Japan, showing that, due to the novel’s anti-war and anti-Fascist nature, in many cases its translations were shaped not only by cultural and literary factors, but also by socio-political and even economic factors. Following the

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The Quality of the e-courses Provided During the COVID-19 Pandemic From the Students’ Perspectives

The aim of this study is to reveal the students’ view of general course quality across online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how much of the standard e-courses could be actualised to arrive at the 80% streamlining level. The researcher utilised a test, produced for this context, which included 42 items to

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Bapsi Sidhwa’s Water: A Novel: The Widows in Subjugation, Revolt, and Jouissance

Indian writers give various voices to battered “husbandless” women living on “the margin of society” This “husbandlessness” is the key term, indicating how a woman is marginalized and becomes the victim of cruel violence. And among “husbandless” women, widows are the most marginalized beings, as seen in the tradition of forced suttee. However, just a

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Charlie King, Chinese Music, and Media Representation in a New Zealand Gold Mining Setting

Charlie King (Li Kee Hing), as he was known, spent most of his life in the southern New Zealand gold-mining settlement of Waikaia. Arriving there in the mid 1870s, he was one of many Chinese miners in New Zealand, and he worked closely with other miners from his village in China who had also travelled

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Acute Urological Emergencies in Leicester Medical School Undergraduate Curriculum

Background & Purpose Urological emergencies are often neglected at medical school which can inevitably lead to underconfident junior doctors and poorer patient outcomes. Leicester Medical School introduced urological emergencies in the second year; however, limited content is incorporated in the students’ workbooks. As a result, junior doctors acting as clinical teaching fellows (CTFs) often have

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An Intersectional Understanding of International Female Doctoral Students’ Narratives

Many Australian universities engage in significant efforts to recruit international students (Adams, Leventhal, & Connelly, 2012), but comparatively hire less in strategies to ensure their academic and social adjustment (Pekerti, Fons, Moeller, & Okimoto, 2020). In seeking strategies for enhanced student experience, Australian University Quality Agencies offers supports across universities in planning models for identifying

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Effect of Mindfulness Intervention as a Stress Management Technique for Nursing Students

Nurses have to endure extreme workplace stress due to which many nurses suffer from poor mental health. Therefore, it is important to establish coping methods at an early stage. Mindfulness has proven to be effective in reducing stress responses as it helps in cultivating coping mechanisms to deal with negative thoughts. The purpose of this

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Moral Techeducation: The Role of Imagination to Humanize Technological Societies

The age of advanced technologies (industry 4.0, robots, sophisticated machines able to replace human workers) has already arrived. We cannot stop to debate on the ethical demands for a human sustainability of this technological progress, and for sure we must ask ourselves if education is already providing tools to manage this epochal transition. Education seems

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Appreciative Inquiry: The Fundamental Questions of AI’s Validity and Appropriateness in Transforming English Education in Japan

Foreign language education in Japan is currently undergoing educational reform with the implementation of a newly revised course of study which mandates that English classes be taught solely in English (MEXT, 2019). Despite these efforts, it appears to be an illusion as the government limits and controls the contents of English education and instruction. School

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University Speaking Assessment as Collaborative and Self-effective Skill Development

Educators generally agree that the mastery of speaking skills is a necessity for most EFL and ESL learners (Ounis, 2017). While scholars debate which aspect of speaking should be a priority, interactional or transactional, Klingen links both usages. 3 of Klingen’s (2000) 12 functions of speaking: personal, descriptive and explanatory are relevant to this project.

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Exploring the Experiences of Post Graduate Education Students Doing Their Studies Through Blended Distance Learning in South Africa

This qualitative study seeks to explore the experiences of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students who are doing their studies through blended distance learning in a South African institution. The students attend their lectures through tele-conferencing three days in a week from 17H00 to 20H00 per day. In some cases, the lectures are pre-recorded

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A Critical Analysis of the Construction of Asian Sexuality in Hollywood Romantic Comedies From 2018 to 2019

This study seeks to examine the construction of Asian sexuality through the characters featured in three Hollywood romantic comedies: Crazy Rich Asians (2018), To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) and Always be my Maybe (2019). Informed by Hall’s (1995, 1997) works on stereotypes and Berg’s (2002) conceptualization of mediated stereotypes, this study focuses

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How Cultures Matter on the Boundary between “Normality” and “Abnormality”: A Case Study for “Sharenting” in Taiwan

With the recently controversial trend in “sharenting” on social media, the moral judgment of sharing their children online has been debated in Taiwan. This study argued that cultures influence the viewpoint of this moral issue in Taiwanese society. To verify, this paper begins with the original definitions of “normality” and “abnormality” in Chinese, and then

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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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Religious Prosperity Calling Cultural Progress: Architectural Discourses on Korean Catholic Churches (1979–94)

After the Korean War (1950–53), the South-Korean Catholic population increased unprecedentedly, despite the Confucian roots of the nation. From 1979, this Catholic boom reached a climax, which was accompanied by the 200th anniversary of the Korean Catholic Church in 1984 and celebrated with commemorative cultural events and projects. Pope John Paul II visited Seoul twice,

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What is Performative Drawing? An Overview on Nancy and Kant’s Ideas Underlying Process Oriented Drawing Practices

Performative drawing is a contemporary art movement that seems to be gaining worldwide importance over the last decades. An increasing number of artists are focusing their practice-based research on this art trend that explores the intersection between performance and drawing in process oriented practices. However, very little theoretical research has been undertaken upon this topic.

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The Journey of Deterrent Cinema: Retracing Film Activities with Aboriginal Tourism Policy in the Japanese Colonial Period in Taiwan

Upon Aboriginal Tourism Policy of Colonial Government in the Japanese Colonial Period, this study reviewed the aboriginals’ film culture experience when the cinema was introduced in Taiwan in early times and the cultivation on the aboriginals of the colonialists by tourism activities and cinema promotion in order to recognize the aboriginals’ early film experience and

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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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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Externalization Taxonomy as an Implementation Tool for Future Designers

As global warming accelerates, buildings currently account for 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually. Architecture, however, is increasingly designed as hermetically sealed boxes, requiring mechanical support, which in turn further contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions warming up our planet. In addition to disassociating from the natural environment, this conventional approach also creates spaces

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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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Australia’s Federal Policy Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

To coordinate a nationwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting impact of Australia’s first recession in nearly thirty years, on March 13 the federal government convened the National Cabinet. This comprises the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and the eight leaders of the States and Territories. It formally replaced the Council of Australian Governments

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Spatial Modeling for People Forest by Using Remote Sensing-GIS and AHP to Support Rural Municipal Sustainable Development for the SDGs

People forest or non-state forest in rural municipality able to act as lungs that can provide coolness and ensure the sustainability of the surrounding ecosystem. Although there are many levels of importance to land use, land use for people forest area must also be prioritized. So, it needs to support people forest area for sustainable

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Rethinking Urban Sustainability in Canada

COVID-19 is a devastating public health crisis that is wreaking human, social, and economic havoc. Paradoxically, the environment is flourishing, as greenhouse gases (GHGs), like CO2, have fallen. Canada participates in the United Nations Paris Agreement, a commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Unfortunately, most countries, including Canada, are falling short

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In the Shadow of White Christian Privilege: Exploring the Internment of Japanese Nationals From Hawai’i During WWII

During WWII, Camp Livingston in central Louisiana was a site of internment of civilian Japanese men, the majority of whom were from Hawaii. These men were Buddhist priests, newspaper editors, Japanese language schoolteachers, consular agents, among other occupations. Arrested beginning on December 7th and taken from their families, these men were placed in U.S. Army

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Sensual Social Media Identities: Mobile Dating App Presentations and Attributions Among Young Adults in Manila, Philippines

Communication technologies, through mobile dating apps, have reshaped romantic intimacies. The apps have enabled meaningful interactions that led to relational romantic and sexual relationships. In order for interactions to be created, dating app users curate themselves in based on certain desires and needs. Goffman (1959) claimed that it is the packaging of oneself in a

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“Depends on the Consequences”: Measuring Consumer Attitudes Towards Manipulative Marketing

Academic discussion about the ethics of marketing typically focuses on the role such practices can play in undermining human autonomy through manipulation of the consumer’s decision-making processes However, empirical researchers have not explored these issues from the perspective of those who may be targeted by such messages. In this study we use a pair of

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Emergent Curriculum Practice in the Malaysian Kindergarten Setting

Children are the designer and creator of their learning when they were allowed to explore their learning environment by themselves. Considering that early childhood education is a foundation for children to strengthen their holistic learning development, this study was done to enhance children’s ability as an active learner through the emergent practice in consideration of

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Teaching (and Learning) in the Time of Epidemics: Reflection on Humanities Teaching in Higher Education

During the global Covid-19 situation, there was a general shutdown of daily operations, including education. In Hong Kong, which was among the first locations to be hit by the epidemic, face to face teaching stopped early in February 2020, which was the beginning of the second semester of the academic year. The higher education sector

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A Study to Investigation the Role of Universities to Promote the Entrepreneurial Culture in Pakistan

Higher educational institutes are playing an effective role to encourage entrepreneurial activities by developing entrepreneurial attitudes and capabilities among students. The purpose of current study was to identify the role of universities to promote the entrepreneurial culture among students. A quantitative inquiry was planned to understand the roles and responsibilities of universities to enable the

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ASEAN and Environmental Security Taking Indonesian Haze Pollution as an Example

In the past, military, economic, trade, and political issues have been the focus of many international organizations, however environmental issues have become increasingly significant, given the impact of environmental factors on issues of both trade and national security. In organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), environmental pollution and climate change are

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Commuting to Computing: A Perspective on the Effects of Mobility of COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus is continuing to disrupt global activities on an unimagined scale. Industries that were flourishing have for the immediate term been decimated. At the forefront of these are those that are tightly coupled to transportation and transit. The behavioural shifts of working and playing from home that are being experienced will have longer-term

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The Effect of College Service Quality on the Learners’ Satisfaction at English Study Program of Higher Education

The study was to investigate the effect of college service quality on the learners’ satisfaction of English study program at IAIN Palangka Raya. Quantitative method was used to survey 173 L2 learners using 35-items of self- developed questionnaire to determine the most influential factor of the college service quality. The reliability and validity of the

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Cognitive Representation of Social Identity of Collectivistically and Individualistically-oriented Primary School Students

Collectivistic and individualistic cognitive orientations are considered as a result of the influence of the factors that led to their development on the one hand, and on the other as a mechanism of their carriers’perception and understanding of the world . The ratio of the number of people with collectivistic/individualistic orientations is a distinctive feature

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Fundamentals of Automation Engineering: Recent Innovations in Teaching and Learning

In this paper, recent innovations in teaching and learning related to the course “Fundamentals of Automation” are described. This course is introduced in the first year for freshmen, common for all undergraduate engineering programs. It focusses on creating required competencies for design and maintenance of automation systems. A hybrid Project Based Learning pedagogy is employed,

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The Development of Adult Learning and Education for People With Intellectual Disabilities in Japan: A Literature Review

The aim of this article is to review the literature on adult education for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan. The review also aims to compare adult education in Japan with that of other countries and to explore its issues. It was concluded that the Japanese government established a formal education system for secondary students

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The Changing Perception of the Chinese on American Policies in the Post COVID-19 Pandemic Era

Chinese perception of humiliation threat has been deeply rooted in their mind because of China’s early encounter with Western and Japanese imperialism. According to a number of studies (Chen & Garcia, 2016; Gries et al., 2011; He, 2018; Zhang, 2002), the century of humiliation starting from the mid-19th century has greatly affected Chinese understanding of

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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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Assessing the Impact of a Community Extension Program Through the Lens of the Human Security Approach

Higher education institutions fulfill threefold functions: instruction, research, and extension. The third function which is community extension used to play a supporting role and performed within the context of accreditation. Ideally, it must be integrated into the academic fabric of the institution. This study aimed to assess the impact of Children’s Education Welfare Assistance (CEWA)

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A Materials Library Created by Students, for Students: An Invaluable University Resource

A materials library, like other curated collections, contains valuable reference which can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It is highly desirable for universities, especially those with strong engineering and materials science programmes like Queen Mary University of London Engineering School (QMES), to have a materials library as it allows students to see,

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What Parents and Teachers Say About Their Relationships in ECEC: A Study in Rural China

A growing body of literature refers to the potential of parental involvement (PI) as a critical educational remedy and solution for a diversity of issues in ECEC. However, the reflection of mainstream values and assumptions and the lack of attention to cultural differences in this existing body of literature has been criticized. In this article,

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Personalising the Sringara Padam (Poetry on Love) by Adapting Michael Chekhov’s Psychophysical Techniques

The purpose of the practice of Bharathanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance) is for the dancer and spectator to experience this aesthetic pleasure (Rao, A. 1997). Dance is meant to be sensorial, experiential and pleasurable. Have these core values of the practice been lost through transmission? The problems in the current landscape of learning Bharathantayam include

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Learning Management Guidelines of the General Education Curriculum that Promotes Citizenship Skills of the 21st Century in Thailand

This article introduces the guidelines for teaching and learning in the general education (GE) curriculum that corresponds to the 21st-century skills of global citizenship of Thailand and is being implemented in an open university. This curriculum focuses on enhancing and developing students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies all of which are meant to be used as

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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

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“Model Minority” – Embarrassing Difference or Proud Identity?

For over a century, Asians have been represented as “the other” on the American screen, which is very different from “I”. Nowadays, as the immigration situation and mainstream ideology are changing in the US, Asians have gradually become the socalled “model minority” on the recent American screen. But what are the new images, compared to

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Smartphones at the Workplace: An in situ Mixed-Method Study on Smartphone use During Intellectual Work

Smartphones and other ICTs have become permanent companions in our daily lives. Increased use of these devices has impacted and often changed our daily routines. Users are in constant negotiation and coordination between the online and offline worlds they inhabit, and decisions about how to use their time and attention are becoming increasingly challenging. This

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Blended Fashion and Textiles Pedagogy in the Age of Change

Fashion has always been at the forefront of change, it is a social leader in its ability to adapt and innovate, however, it has in recent decades relied on an unstainable growth at the planets expense and our own wellbeing. The consumption of all fashion from products to images has increased exponential with the rise

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How Can Educators Make Online Work Well?

This paper connects best practices observed and developed through experiential learning in online forums, structured as open reflective spaces, with structured feed forwards. We are all online, constantly communicating, exchanging, learning, teaching, developing and creating. In such a vast space we often lose sight of the importance of the space itself. Almost every day we

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Agile Project Management for Digital Innovation and Improved Performance: A Case Study From the Telecommunications Industry

The goal of this paper is to explore the impact of Agile Product Development on the financial and non-financial performance of a company operating in the telecommunications industry. Following research hypotheses were framed and tested: H1: There is a positive relationship between Agile New Product Development methodology and organisational performance as expressed by financial measures

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Transformative Pedagogy: A Twenty-first Century Perspective Towards Improving Education

Education in the twenty-first century needs to break existing boundaries and adopt a new blend of teaching to meet the evolving demands of students. The need for teachers to unlearn methods of teaching that were consistently being used over the last few years and move towards perceiving not just education, but their role as well,

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Innovative Spanish Teachers: The Case of Juan Macho Moreno

This study focuses on the Spanish educator Juan Macho who led the fight against illiteracy and drop-outs in rural and urban Spain, on his contribution to the task of training women teachers, as well as on his collaboration in educational renovation and innovation in different Spanish Congresses during the period 1882 to 1908. His educational

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Brownfield Remediation in Austria – Successful Stories

Deindustrialization created brownfields throughout all traditional European industrial regions. Their significance is understood due to their adverse socioeconomic impacts. The regeneration of derelict and underused sites for inner urban development can limit the pressure on greenfield sites around cities. The process, involving their reintegration into economy, is a key element of sustainable urban development, tackling

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In the Claws of Tondo: The Convergence of Hero and Place as Depicted in Selected Fernando Poe, Jr. Films

This paper analyzes Tondo as setting, motif, and metaphor in selected films by Filipino actor Fernando Poe, Jr (FPJ). Using discourses on space and film iconicity, this study performs a close analysis of how place conversely constructs an iconic hero. This study aims to (a) use treatise discourses of space and film iconicity, especially how

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Physics Instruction Using High-speed Video Analysis Technique

In this study, we report on the use of tracker video analysis and high-speed camera as an interactive approach to study the free fall. The video camera is used to collect position and time data, which can then be used to mathematically and graphically model. Anything related to the position and motion of the object.

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A Case for a Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: A Lesson from The Middle East

In educational settings where a curriculum developed in the USA is taught on foreign soil, teaching is particularly challenging, especially if students’ socio-cultural and religious traditions invoke a distinct paradigm of human relations, and their habits of information acquisition and communication emphasize reiteration. It has been proposed that active and meaningful learning, exemplified by culturally

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Moral Choices in Class: The Importance of Reminders

Circumstances, such a difficult test or a looming deadline, may challenge the rectitude of otherwise honest students. According to the self-concept maintenance model of Mazar, Amir, and Ariel (2008), if the opportunity for dishonesty arises, students may misbehave, but very little so that their positive self-concept is not substantially tarnished (Goldstone & Chin, 1993). Events

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How Do Middle Eastern Students See the World? A Study of Relational Versus Categorical Encoding

Evidence exists that the human mind can process information from the surrounding world (Kagan, Moss, & Sigel, 1963) in two distinct ways: individualists (Westerners) rely on categorical processing, using similarities to group objects, people, and events, whereas collectivists (East Asians) process objects, people, and events by emphasizing functional relationships (Nisbett & Miyamoto, 2005). However, the

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Outcome Predictions of Low-Performing Students: Illusion of Knowing or Lack of Confidence?

Successful performance on a test or assignment relies on the overlap between the knowledge and skills that learners possess and the particular demands of the task. The road to successful performance, however, begins well before the actual task is executed. It stems from learners’ ability to accurately predict their performance (metacognitive awareness) as well as

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A Cross-cultural Analysis of Self-examination in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Chinese Philosophy and Tragedy

Western culture and Chinese culture are two completely different cultural systems in the world, while both of them can be analyzed together at a microscopic level. Although the protagonists in Chinese drama are not as complex as in Shakespearean drama where the characters are shaped by more than two aspects, the struggle of personality can

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What Influences High School Teachers’ Motivation to Engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Numerous studies have confirmed that continuing professional development (CPD) is a significant contributor for improving teacher effectiveness. Hence, this paper reports on a study that explored the motivation of high school teachers in Saudi Arabia to engage in CPD programmes. It adopted a mixed methods (MMR) sequential explanatory design utilising an online questionnaire completed by

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Embracing New Identities with Batik

Fashion is at the forefront of global technological advancements and mass communications as it embraces the internet age. We find ourselves interwoven in the ever-growing interconnectivity of visual fragmentation and cultural blurring, animated by social media. With this rise of globalisation and industrialization, we notice that the fashion system is layered with unsustainable contradictions spiralling

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Aesthetic Quality Experiences Leading the Way for Learning How to Read and Write More Effectively

This study presents the way in which the creation of aesthetic quality experiences as objects of innovation contributes to improving the reading and writing skills of children between 4 and 6 in Catalonia, Spain. The concept of aesthetic quality experiences was developed by John Dewey in 1916, but was not really applied to the early

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Out-Of-Field Teaching in Ghanaian Basic Schools: A Matrix of Teachers Experiences

Globally, the problem of out-of-field teaching still persist despite the frantic efforts of policy makers to ensure that qualified teachers are placed to teach subjects and grade levels they have been trained to teach. Though statistics on the phenomenon remains scanty in Ghana, available evidence indicates that it accounts for the poor performance of students

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Representation of Women in Premkumar’s Films

In the wake of waves of feminism and feminist film theories there are more expectations from the film industries, as they are considered as the mirrors of the society and as the potent ones to reform the society in the eradication of the gender inequality all-prevalent in all the walks of life all over the

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The Effects and Challenges of Adopting the CLIL Approach at a Japanese University: Exploring Ways to Provide Language Support Effectively

This study reports on the results and challenges of implementing the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) approach in an all-English lecture course for Japanese university students who took a content course in English for the first time. Specifically, this study illustrates the language support as well as language related activities included in the course

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Students’ Perceptions of a Designed Online Asynchronous Learning Activity Regarding the Community of Inquiry (COI) Framework

The COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing a rapid shift in higher education to be an online instruction or distance learning. This sudden change forces instructors around the globe to transform or re-design an offline course to be online instruction. In order to design an online course effectively, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has become

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Employing English Literature to Craft Skills: Listening Speaking, Reading, Writing

The purpose of the present study is to use English Literature to enhance Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing by the application of Outcome Based Education. The study addressed the need to develop enhanced objectivity and tame the scientific minds of mixed semester undergraduate, Engineering and Computer Science students with emotive aspects. Students comprehended aspects of

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Developing Self-efficacy of Pre-service Science Teachers Through Teacher Professional Development Program

This research aimed to develop a self-efficacy of pre-service science teachers. The participants were 17 science pre-service teachers who were in the first year of general science program. The teacher professional development program in this study employed 3 strategies to develop pre-service teacher’s self-efficacy including curriculum topic study, content course, and teaching practice. The research

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Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Thai Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2

Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Thai version of the Body appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Previous empirical research suggested that body appreciation is associated with positive psychological well-being such as life-satisfaction and self-esteem in female sample. Materials and methods: A total sample comprised of 217 Thai females, whose mean age

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Teacher Leadership Relationship With Workload, Time Allocation and Self-esteem

Background. In research on teacher leadership the teacher workload, teaching time allocation, and teacher self-esteem at school are not studied as challenges. These factors in educational research mostly are studied in relation to teaching quality. The relationship between teacher workload, time allocation, self-esteem and leadership needs to be defined and managed at the institutional and

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Teacher-Parent Collaboration in the Individualized Education Program Planning Process: Parents’ Perspective

This qualitative research was designed to understand Israeli parents’ experience of their working process with teachers in the planning and implementing of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities. The IEP aims to respond accurately to the unique needs of every child with disabilities. IEPs, found to reduce disparities in school outcomes, are

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The Least of our Worries: Reception Teachers’ Understanding of Visual Art and its Place in the EYFS Curriculum

Visual art education in early childhood has been shown to have an especially significant impact on children living with high levels of disadvantage. Yet, evidence also indicates that the curriculum in the reception year of school is narrowing, with an increased focus on literacy and numeracy, to the detriment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in

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Developing Advanced Critical Thinking Skills in Education Systems: Higher Order Thinking Processes in an Era of Rapid Change

This paper examines the close connections between critical thinking and cognitive development, logic, and emotionality and the growing importance of promoting and developing higher-order thinking processes in education systems and work environments in an era of rapid change. Students and employees require advanced critical thinking skills to carefully evaluate and effectively use vast amounts of

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Facilitating the Process of Interiorisation: Explorations of a Novel Approach in Fashion Technique Pedagogy

This thesis offers an exploratory journey on the experimentation of a novel approach to a fashion technique pedagogy using the Process of Interiorisation. This methodological approach will open up a line of research inquiry specific to fashion design. By exploring blind-draping and blind-drafting, this experiment explored how emotions and memories played vital roles in the

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Free Speech Guidelines and Ethics in American Educational Institutions: Contemporary Educational Policy and the Constitutional Rights of Students

This paper examines the legal status of free speech in American educational institutions, the need for school leaders to have clear ethical guidelines regarding free speech, the attitude of society toward free speech in schools, and the importance of ethical decision making and personal values in free speech issues. The Constitution of the United States

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The Inclusiveness of Inclusive Education – The Key Themes, Attitudes, and Challenges a Review of the Literature

The global initiatives of Education for All and inclusive education (IE) have created many unique problems as countries around the world find ways to both implement inclusive policies and with the realization of the different stakeholders learning to play their part in successful implementation. This study aims to use the literature on IE based on

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Can the Intervention of SCAMPER Bring About Changes of Neural Activation While Taking Creativity Tasks?

SCAMPER (substitution, combination, modification, putting to other uses, elimination, and rearrangement) has been regarded as an effective technique that provides a structured way to help people produce creative ideas and solutions. Although some neuroscience studies regarding creativity training have been conducted, no study has focused on SCAMRER. This study pioneers computer-based learning in integrating fMRI

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The Development of Lesson Plan Based on CIPPA Model in Principles of Guidance Course

The aim of this study was to develop the pedagogical approach under the concept of CIPPA instructional model in order to enhance the 26 students’ logical and rational skills that enrolled in The Principle of Guidance course of the first semester in 2019. Classroom research was utilized for this research. The three significant research instruments

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Soft Heroes and Unusual Detectives: Researching Bodily Parody by Reading Itxaro Borda While Staring at Ana Laura Aláez

The body has become a central element in the Basque cultural production, even if it arrived with some delay in relation to the international practices. Within this context, this case study research examines the use of parody as a strategy to put the female body in the centre. For this purpose, this communication analyses works

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The Implementation of VR Technology in the Recoloring of the Historical Pharaonic Sites: Case Study on Khuwy’s Tomb

Egypt has a rich Pharaonic heritage. Most of them are tombs or temples as the Egyptians believed in eternity. The ancient Egyptian artist decorated tombs and temples with colored hieroglyphic texts that serve their eternity believes. By developing his own color identity a remarkable color scheme was distinguishing most of the pharoanic arts. He used

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World Order, Regime and Law of the U.S., UK, France and Europe

After the Second World War, the United States, United Kingdom, France and Europe have built Peace, World Order, Regime and Law with NATO and alliances. In 2020, the World is confused by the coronavirus pandemic. The United States, United Kingdom, France and EU cope with the pandemic. On March 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron said:

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Hemingway and Dos Passos: The 1930s

Herbert Solow’s declaration (of April 1938 ) in “Substitution at Left Tackle: Hemingway for Dos Passos” (Partisan Review 4- April 1938, pp 62-64) refers to the idea that Dos Passos, who had been strongly leftist since 1916, began in the second half of the 1930s after a period of aloofness to move away from that

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Developing a Modern Pharaonic Identity Through the Implementation of Creative Geometrical Grid Systems

Most of the remains from ancient Egypt came from tombs and temples, as the Egyptians believed in afterlife eternity. That was the main influence for the development of art in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian artist covered the walls with hieroglyphic texts and illustrations that serve their eternity believes, but his organization of the elements

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Who is Oliver? Unexecuted Wills and Threatened Legal Rights in Oliver Twist

In this paper, I examine the unexecuted wills and the difficulty in exercising legal rights in Oliver Twist. In Dickens’s novels, the making and exercising of wills is very important because these actions are required for inheritance. The decision of to whom a person will bequeath their fortune exposes a character’s desire for money, affects

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A Study on Students’ Cognitive Load, Learning Motivation, and Learning Strategies in a Engineering Course Integrating with Mobile Learning Tools

This study carried out via both qualitative and quantitative methods. Results showed that in terms of learning emotions, flipped classroom based on mobile learning had some effects on students’ “self-directed learning” and “self-efficacy”. Flipped classrooms had a more obvious effect on improving the low achievers’ intrinsic goal (learning motivation), metacognition (learning strategy) and resource management

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Fellini in Memoriam – Auteurship and Absurdism as Keys to Understand a 2020’s Society Where Normality is Anything but Normal

We live in global times where, at once, we enable the world to grow closer and become more unified, and are still separated through our ingrained fear of The Other; of movements and people different from ourselves. The current COVID-19 pandemic forces us to open our eyes to the potential and capacity of citizens of

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The Impact of Camera Innovations on Visual Aesthetics in Documentary Films – A Filmmakers Perspective

Innovations in camera technology often have a direct impact on the moving image aesthetics. This is especially true for documentary film productions, where cheaper camera models from the consumer and semi-professional sectors are frequently used (Ellis, Documentary: Witness and Self-revelation, 2012). Documentary filmmakers have strongly responded to the new possibilities of portable camcorders and other

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A Shifting Gender Regime in Contemporary China? Fans’ Queer Readings of the Film Ne Zha

The animation film Ne Zha was a hit in the summer of 2019 in Chinese cyberspace. The film generated a lot discussion and user generated content from online fans. This is due largely to the film’s nuanced depiction of the relationship between its protagonist Ne Zha and his friend/enemy, Ao Bing. The homosocial/homoerotic undertone in

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Suicide Intervention Experiences and Practices of School Counselors: Basis for Development of Practice Guidelines

The current study investigated the Filipino school counselor’s knowledge, attitudes, and competencies in suicide intervention as well as their experiences and practices in suicide intervention. The study also aimed to develop and standardize suicide intervention guidelines. The study has two (2) phases. Phase 1 utilized the descriptive and generic qualitative inquiry methods of research. Purposive

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College Students Informal and Formal Ways of Seeking Help: Who’s to talk with?

Records show various ways to better understand help-seeking behavior. Literatures also showed that despite the fact that free counseling is available in the campus; only limited numbers of students are accessing the said service. The current study investigated the college students’ informal and formal ways of seeking help among 488 samples enrolled at a private

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Boosting Self-care Strategies and Resiliency Manual for Promoting Counselors’ Wellness

Counselors’ well-being is very essential in the fulfillment of day to day task of providing counseling services to their clients. It is expected that a counselor with positive physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional state will be able to develop therapeutic alliance, demonstrate empathy, and design appropriate intervention plan to address client’s presenting concern. On the

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Management of Natural Protected Areas Within the Romanian Cities. Case Study: Văcărești Protected Landscape and Natura 2000 Sites

The rapid pace of city expansion is drawing more and more attention to the reconsideration of interest in the city-environment-landscape nexus. Urban planning is one of the main potential tools with a considerable impact on protecting the environment and the landscape. Natural Protected Areas are among the most vulnerable areas and the impact on those

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Impact of Differentiated Classroom Instruction on Conceptual Understanding of Selected Physiology Topics Among Dentistry Students With Varied Learning Styles

In Dental education, there is a great need for enhancing the learning achievements, specifically, identifying the conceptual understanding in Physiology. One way to enhance the conceptual understanding is to tailor-fit the learning activities to the students’ learning styles through differentiated classroom instruction (DCI). This study will use the mixed experimental and descriptive quantitative method following

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Usage Application of Multimedia for Learning Values of Thai Literature to Develop Learning Achievement for High School Students

This qualitative research had designed multimedia materials for efficient learning of Thai Literature in high school students. The created multimedia materials were based on four classical Thai Literature, including Niras-phukhao-thong; Phra-aphai-manee; Lilit-taleng-phai; and Ma-tha-na-pha-tha. 540 Thai high school students, from three schools, were experimented in using the designed materials. Scores of learning achievement of students

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Motivational Impact of Perceived Self-sufficiency and Personal Religious Beliefs

In this paper we set out to explore the impact of perceived self-sufficiency and personal religious beliefs on the connection between Motivation to Volunteer (VFI) as theorized by E. Gil Clary and Mark Snyder (1998) and Job Expectations which students possess before entering the workforce for the first time. Our goal is to find out

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Barriers to Girls’ Education at the Elementary Level in India

Gender inequality in India has remained a subject of considerable interest among the researchers. With about one-third population comprising of the youth, India has tried to improve access and quality of education to reap benefits of this demographic dividend. Despite its sustained efforts, studies have found that girls in India still face disadvantage in access

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Trends in Practical Undergraduate Training of Future Primary School Teachers

The aim of the paper is to outline the development and current trends in practical aspects of undergraduate training of future primary school teachers. The research is based on the requirements of schools which need thoroughly trained students prepared for practical educational work. For a long time, university education has primarily focused on teaching theoretical

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Learning International Literacy and News English Through Cross-disciplinary Instructional Modules

Discussing international affairs demands multidisciplinary knowledge and communication strategies from partakers. The demand is elevated for nonnative English speakers when critical ideas are exchanged for controversial topics in English. This research explores the value of an innovative ESP training featuring interactive educational technology and cross-disciplinary team-teaching, to introduce international literacy to 26 college-level Taiwanese English

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From College to Workplace: English for Specific Purposes Beyond Technical Skills

In most college curriculum, technical skills and knowledge are prioritized across disciplines. However, the academically monolateral curriculum insufficiently prepares college graduates for job-hunting and workplace. Developing essentials of professional communication are as vital as technical qualifications before college graduates enter the corporate world. The importance of communication competence in this regard calls for deliberate training

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Action Research at Educare: Shifting Focus to the Learner for the 21st Century

A new small-school, Educare or Edu2 (pronounced edu-car-ai; from the Latin word meaning “to draw out”) opened its doors in Montreal, Canada, in September 2019. Edu2 has launched an innovative educational environment to address the challenges of preparing students to live meaningful and fulfilling lives in the 21st century. In order to achieve that, Edu2

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Oral Language and Comprehension as a Predictor of School Readiness Using Preschool Early Literacy Indicators

The REDY, Set, Start: School Readiness for All! study attempts to improve school readiness for pre-kindergarten students in North Carolina by nurturing oral language development in early childhood programs. This study was designed to address the achievement gap in gifted education among underrepresented students with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk children. There are

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Increasing Reproduction of Territorial and Social Inequalities in Public Education in Hungary: Causes, Components, Practices and Mechanisms

In the lecture, I examine the development and reproduction of socio-spatial inequalities through the system of education, learning and training. I consciously approach phenomena from a “bottom-up” perspective as they become perceived by people and their communities getting in contact with educational institutions. In this vein, in my analysis spatial representations of the world economy,

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Whose Culture? Exploring Multiculturalism Through Ministry-approved Children’s Literature in the Republic of Croatia

This research aims to explore how the mandatory children’s literature, prescribed by the Ministry of Science and Education and covered within the school subject ”Croatian Language,” depicts Croatian cultural heterogeneity and global cultural diversity and whether it offers examples of vocabulary that would assist elementary school students in engaging in critical analyses about human-rights topics

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Education and Embracing Cultural Differences

The paper aims to highlight the role of education to overcome the cultural barriers. In the difficult times that humanity is going through, it is sometimes recognized that the world is influenced more by the culture of the place, money, information, emotions and less by reason. Emotional intelligence, imagination, inventiveness, creativity delimit areas of progress

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Exploring the Conceptual Framework and Knowledge Base of Nature-based Experiential Education

Given the active interest in developing nature-based learning opportunities (e.g., nature schools), it would be beneficial to know how it is understood and practiced within the profession. A review of the relevant literature indicates the knowledge base and conceptual framework tend to differ by country, region, school, and teacher. It is unknown how teachers are

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An Interdisciplinary Look Behind the Top 100 International Universities Recognized for Innovation: Geographically, Historically, and Financially

The need for higher education institutions to strategically innovate proves no small feat given strong heritage and reputations for being slow to change. In fact, the international universities most recognized for innovation by Reuters (2018) span distinctive eras from around the world with the oldest such as Oxford, founded in 1096, and Harvard, dubbed the

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A Study for Entrepreneurial Education for the Middle-ages

The purpose of this paper is to explore the significance of considering the characteristics of the entrepreneurial process in entrepreneurial education for middle ages. In an ageing society, starting self-employment from middle-age is expected more than ever. Recent entrepreneurial studies have shown that middle-aged entrepreneurs are more successful than young ones. Since the 1990s, entrepreneurial

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Effects of Using Self-regulated and Metacognitive Learning Strategies in L2 Writing Through Instructional Cognitive Involvement at a Thai University

This mixed method research study has investigated the possibilities and effects of instructionally induced cognitive load to facilitate self-regulated and metacognitive learning strategies for developing L2 writing skills. If low self-regulated learning is a cause of lower use of metacognitive learning strategies leading to low proficiency, then a reverse process of promoting self-regulated and metacognitive

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Correlation Between Interlanguage and Internalization in SLA

Interlanguage is the type of language or linguistic system used by second- and foreign-language learners who are in the process of learning a target language. Interlanguage is dynamic and permeable as it serves as a bridge between L1 and L2 when learners lack knowledge and fine mastery of rules. They refine certain rules and obtain

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Actual English for Hospitality Industry From Foreign Hotel Guests in Thailand: A Case Study of Ayutthaya Province

Effective and appropriate communication in the hospitality industry needs more than language knowledge. This study aims to 1) explore the needs of conversational English of front office staff in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand; and 2) analyze the expressions spoken by foreign tourists in Ayutthaya. To discover the needs of English language learning, the questionnaire has been

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Impact of Learners’ Backgrounds on Speaking Proficiency of EFL Young Learners in Mexico

This study investigated how learners’ background characteristics have an impact on the language ability of young learners of English (YLE). Research confirms learners’ uniqueness to be the most consistent predictor in successful language learning (Dörnyei & Skehan, 2003). These factors include motivation, parent education, time of exposure to the target language, among others. One context

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Death of the Enemy: The Spectacularity of War and a Zombie Enemy

The constructedness of the notion of ‘enemy’ specially during war times often includes demonization and propagandist characterization bordering on depicting inhumanity in ‘them’. But in this paper, the move is from a human enemy to a nonhuman one – a zombie. Keeping in mind its nonhuman characteristics and inhumanity, the argument is carried on to

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Cross-cultural Language in Clint Eastwood’s Western

This is a corpus-based text analysis of some of Clint Eastwood’s Western movies. Eastwood starred in and directed numerous Westerns. The present study looks at cross-cultural language used in four of his films; Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and Gran Torino (which is not strictly a Western) using the full movie scripts. To understand

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Professional Photographers of Instagram: The Meaning of Visual Communication Through Modern Photography in Digital Society

The purpose of this paper is to study the modern forms of visual communication of people, through Instagram. In order to study the way in which the visual message is transmitted between individuals, and then how this transmission of information affects its final content, determining the creation of aesthetic experience and perception in the individual,

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Transformational Journeys of Institutional Leaders of University Community Engagement

Alternatively described as a practice, a movement, a philosophy and a field, university-community engagement has been institutionalized in different models throughout many Western nations. In an ongoing Canadian study of engaged institutions in 4 countries- the US, Canada, UK, and Australia- engaged scholars in executive (senior) leadership positions participated in a narrative study of identity

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Hybrid Learning Higher Education: The Co-creation of Value in the Student’s View

Interaction (student-teacher relationship) and active participation (student involvement) were enhanced due to digital transformation and as long as the student interacts with the teacher, he changes into co-creator student, as the perception of his role in the process of learning evolves. A context in which it is possible to observe such conjuncture in higher education,

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An Evaluation Model for a Non-sexist Education: Beyond Performance Accountability

This article refers about the development of assessment tools concerning to identify gender biases in teachers of a Vocational Education institution in Chile. Particularly, in the fields of engineering and technology, usually characterized by having male majority presence. Our aim is to identify, based on a mix method perspective, the limits and the potentials of

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Attitude to Authority and Digital Competences of Bulgarian Primary Teachers

The thesis of this study is based on the assumption that the authority of the teacher manifests as a specific status or professional role and should be internalized in his overall professional profile. The teacher’s role-playing authority is defined “a formal authority” and is strongly influenced by the requirements of the educational environment and the