Month: February 2021

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Teacher Education and Migration: The Value of an Aesthetic Experience

This presentation will illustrate a multimodal project in the area of intercultural education. Following significant immigration flows to Malta (Mediterranean) there was a growing need in teacher training to give space to a focused reflection on identity and cultural mediation. In a very short time, teachers of Maltese were faced with a new reality they

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Preschool Practices to Promote Self-regulated Learning

Self-regulated learning is a transversal competency in human development and plays a central role in acquiring autonomy. It is a complex and dynamic process involving personal, behavioral and contextual dimensions. Moreover, the current social challenges require educational professionals, particularly teachers, to be flexible and personalize teaching practices according to children’s specificities. This investigation aims to

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Home Education: Reshaping Teachers and Parents’ Responsibilities in the Era of Intensive Parenting

A growing number of parents are choosing not to send their children to school to educate them at home. This is also happening in Italy, where home education has started arousing scholars’ interest. We cannot dismiss it as local vogue: it is an international and diverse trend that is likely bound to grow. Moreover, during

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Why Students Plagiarise: Corrupted Morals or Failed Education?

Why do students plagiarise and how can we tackle the problem? An accurate understanding of reasons for student plagiarism is a crucial step to successful formulation of effective solutions to the problem. To this end, a focus group study was conducted to collect information from an “insider” view on why Hong Kong university students might

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Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University – Project “Leonardo”

Interdisciplinary teaching is becoming increasingly important, especially at universities with a strong technical focus. With regards to addressing global challenges, the interdisciplinary training of scientists is seen as a key feature of academic education. Scientists educated this way – t-shaped scientists – are regarded as able to inspire problem-solving processes by combining different disciplinary views

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A Comparative Analysis of Romeyka and Turkish Personal Experience Narratives

In this presentation, I offer a comparative study of personal experience narratives in Turkish and Romeyka, an endangered Greek dialect spoken in northern Turkey. There has been not enough research on Romeyka, and not one of them deals with Romeyka’s sociolinguistic structure. This paper compares and contrasts Turkish and Romeyka narratives produced by two Turkish-Romeyka

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Landscape Compositions and Behaviors in Urban Parks: Evidence from Social Media

Since entering the Web2.0 era, human social interaction behaviors and information exchange modes have become more diverse and efficient with the advancement of Internet technology. Social media users act as receivers and providers of information at the same time, sharing images, videos, audio, geographic locations and other diverse information, forming a huge amount of data

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Awareness and Behavior of Students in Higher Education Towards E-waste

Electronic wastes and their management have been a global challenge because of their environmental effect and threat to human health from manufacturing and production (which may require extensive mining) to disposal (chemical hazard) from its components. This paper aims to assess the awareness and behavior of students from higher education towards their e-wastes. The research

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Distance Education in Hong Kong Preschools: Learning and Teaching During COVID-19 School Closures

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread change in people’s lives across the world. Indeed, such change is especially evident in the education sector, where this global phenomenon has arguably triggered some of history’s most significant advancements. In this study, we explore how the early childhood education sector in Hong Kong has

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Indonesia National Education Response in COVID-19: A Policy Analysis Approach

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020, the Indonesia Ministry of Education had formulated, released, and adjusted numbers of policies responding to the national priority agenda of public health resilience. This paper discusses the dynamics of education response at a policy level, focusing on stakeholders’ role and involvement at central and subnational levels. During the

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Measuring Growing Heritage Ability in the City Competitive Advantage – A Case Study of Pekalongan Creative City, Indonesia

Measuring the resilience of heritage is related to the value that is often difficult to measure. The tangible side of heritage is often considered unattractive, dull, and challenging to use, and it needs to be built to be able to adjust to the development of the times. On the other hand, the intangible value of

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ECE Leadership: Developing Resilience During Periods of Uncertainty in Hong Kong

The current COVID19 pandemic has needed several, mostly at short-notice, school modifications. School leaders and educators have always worked in a complex world to ensure continuity for students, families, and communities. This notion has contributed to controversies about when schools should be closed; what actions, protective measures school leaders should take to benefit the school

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Dyslexia and the English Language: Contributions to the Education in Regular Schools

Dyslexic people need their teachers to be knowledgeable about the subject for their learning can be effective. The “spelling, writing and reading area learning disorder”, as defines by the Dyslexia Brazilian Association (DBA), does not impede learning, as it is not an impairment; but teachers should take some differentiated attitudes. This case study aims to

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Pre-Covid Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students in the U.S.

As of 2019, nearly 370,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university. Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the primary factors which motivate Chinese students’ desire to receive an overseas education. However, the recent deterioration in U.S.-China

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Managing Odds: Addressing Educational Disadvantage Through School Accountability and Better HRM Practices

One of the ongoing discussions in the economics of education relates to the features of education systems that are linked to better learning outcomes in students. While there is a consensus on the importance of accountability and human resource management (HRM) practices in this context, literature on education systems has yet to analyse these as

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The Debt of Roy Anderson’s Dark Humor to Samuel Beckett and the New Objectivity

One of the main characteristics of Roy Anderson’s movies is the dark humor and tragicomedy. Various art sources influence his dark humor, such as Samuel Beckett’s oeuvres and New Objectivity paintings. Beckett’s approach towards tragicomedy can be discerned in Andersson’s world and his comic figures. Andersson emphasizes on human being’s dark side to create comic

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Mission Impact: Higher Education as Catalyst for Sustainability Transformation

Higher education has the potential to act as ecosystem catalysts, connecting with the places our institutions are a part of, for learning-based change with wicked (sustainability) challenges. This, however, calls for reorientating and rethinking of the higher educational narratives and subsequent practices towards more ecological and relational ones. In this study, a pilot aimed to

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Gross Domestic Product and Gross Domestic Happiness: A Review of Asian Economic Development Models

Comparative analysis of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross Domestic Happiness (GDH) is a strategic approach towards adding value to international economic modeling. This paper is an innovation in economic thought and will discuss the concept of Gross Domestic Product and gross domestic happiness. It will present and analyze Flying Geese Model (FGM) of Asian

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Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’

This study focuses on describing Indonesia’s Digital Native Perception of the Concept of ‘Privacy’ concept in social media. The significance of this research is the case violations’ high number of internet users’ privacy, which have a serious impact on the aspects of security. It is chosen the digital native age group as the subject of

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The Relationship Between Intercultural Communication Competence and Perceived Challenge and Its Effect on Perceived Success of International Students in Japan

The number of international students in Japanese higher education institutions (HEIs) has increased significantly in recent years. Aside from Japanese-medium instruction (JMI), English-medium instruction (EMI) has been introduced to the country’s HEIs to attract more diverse student groups. Intercultural communication competence (ICC) plays an essential role in improving the on-campus experiences of international students. This

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Form, Genre, Experiment – the Structure of the Radio Art

The theme of this presentation is radio art and its form. The main aim is to describe the nature of radio experiment and determinants of radio art. Crucial for me are also documentary elements of radio art and the relations between radio art and journalism. I focus on the genre pattern based on the press

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Adapting Active Learning in Presence to Distance Education: Effective Strategies from Four Cases in Higher Design Education

From 2020, education had to rapidly adapt to the massive employment of distance learning. The adaptation of design teaching at university level seemed to be particularly challenging because of its orientation towards project-based and active learning. Design students engage in learning by doing, being supported by the interrelation with teachers and classmates within the classroom.

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Digital Cultural Communication: Vietnamese Cultural Professionals’ Use of Facebook During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Developments in digital technologies are having an impact on the work practices of cultural professionals. Digital technologies today afford cultural professionals with new ways of exhibiting art and culture. The digital platforms of galleries and museums, including websites and social media accounts, have become curated spaces with multi-media, interactive content and large amounts of digitized

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Turkish Dramas and Saudi Female Perceptions of Socio-cultural Values

In the 2000s Turkish drama series began airing in Saudi Arabia and other countries outside Turkey. Perhaps unexpectedly they have proven exceptionally attractive to global audiences. Typically, these dramas define and present female characters who can be considered liberal in terms of their adherence to traditional cultural values. To date, despite the growing popularity of

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Reaching Global Audiences Through Platform Partnerships

This presentation will walk through how the University of Virginia has partnered with third-party platforms to reach global audiences. Data on the massive open online course (MOOC0 portfolio of the University of Virginia and the related metrics on enrollments and completions will be reviewed. The content strategy of the University utilizing courses and specializations to

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Creating Lasting Economic Impact and Promoting Gender Equity in Africa Through Education

The Distance Education for Africa (DeAfrica) program has been running for six years. This program is an educational outreach program between a non-profit with offices in Kenya and the University of Virginia in the United States. Over the past six years, 24,000 scholarships have been awarded to learners in every country in Africa. This session

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Resilience in Our Hour of Need

In these transformative times of interrupted realities we take a step back, not of our own free will but by force, after prior to COVID-19 having been engaged in a frantic rush forward in search for some unattainable goal while the past was left forgotten in the dust and material hype mattered more than ever.

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A Judgement-free Zone to Maximize Target Language Production

The facilitation of a speaking session involves meticulous planning and educational psychology. It has to be effective, and more importantly, motivating and autonomy-supportive. The presenters took an unconventional approach at the Defense Language Institute and used Speaking Clubs as the ultimate hands-on learning in language classrooms. The public speaking club is student-initiated and teacher-facilitated and

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“The Elderly” Should Disappear: Not the People, but the Ageist Term

Older people too often experience negative attitudes or behaviours towards them based on their age. Research shows people who are labelled ‘the elderly’ experience a host of negative stereotypes applied by the ‘non-elderly’. The objective of this research was to understand how stereotypes of ‘the elderly’ are portrayed in online new media. Within New Zealand,

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Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction and Willingness to Continue Working of Nursing Staff in Japan

Japan faces a severe shortage of nurses and caregivers who take care of support needed elderlies. The purpose of this study is to examine the job satisfaction and the willingness to continue working of nursing staffs who are working for elderlies in different types of nursing care services in Akita where the highest aging rate

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Opportunities and Challenges of Korean Politics With B-class Culture: A Case Study of Pengsoo’s Political News

For a long time, politics and popular culture have been intertwined and inseparable. In America, this connection has reached an unprecedented height in the Trump era. For this reason, press and social media seized the interest of the audience and published a large amount of content that combined politics and popular culture during the US

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Resilience during Crisis: Rising above the Challenges Faced in Academic Writing Classes after the Abrupt Shift to Online Education

Given the uncertainty of how long the COVID-19 Pandemic and the enforced changes it brought about will last, listening to our students’ voices on this unique experience is crucial. We may learn more about our students’ and our own adaptability from how we responded to this global crisis. Based on this rationale, the present study

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Moral Training: A Genealogical Critique of Pastoral Power in the Manifestation of Teacher Subjectivity

The figure of the teacher is often portrayed in an unproblematic and consistent way in a rationalistic understanding of education. Thus, histories of the historical teacher are often situated within the context of a meta-narrative: that the teacher is the person who is tasked with achieving the educational goals explicitly set out by such qualified

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Erdogan’s “New” Educational Movement: Another Battle Field Against the Gülen Movement

The private education sector plays a significant role in the Turkish education system, which is based on central exams to attend the higher schools and universities and the sector has grown rapidly in the last four decades, in which the Gülen movement achieved significant success in this sector (Vicini, 2020). Therefore, the Erdogan regime created

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A Critical Analysis of Prevention Science Framework: An Examination of Student Discipline Programs

Intervention programs have been mostly the focus of many organizations in facilitating behavioral improvements. Given that mostly one of the goals of the academe is the formation of particular universal values we collectively affirm, this paper zooms into the existing programs that aim to address, on the prevention side, student discipline issues in the university.

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Being an International Student in Japan 2020-2021: Impact on Their Career Prospects

Under the coronavirus pandemic, its impact on student life and teaching styles have often been discussed worldwide inside and outside the education industry. However, in Japan, while its impact on economic relations of Japan with Asian countries has often been analyzed and discussed, its impact on Asian students in Japan and their career prospects have

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Covert Prejudice and Discourses on Otherness During the Refugee Crisis: Α Case Study of the Greek Islands’ Press

The present paper presents a discursive analysis of the recurrent repertoires of covert prejudice in the regional press of three Greek islands (Lesvos, Chios, Samos) during the refugee crisis period. Between 2015 and 2016, these islands played a central role as first-line receiving communities for the large numbers of refugees and migrants who arrived in

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International Expansion Strategy of Gülen Inspired Schools Through Internationalization and Localization

From the perspective of the educational sciences, globalization is one of the crucial subjects today and several educational movements attempt to open international markets by opening branches or working on cooperations. The Gülen Movement is one of these movements, which has successfully globalized their schools and, thus has become an international educational movement in the

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Children Starting School – The Lived Experiences of Mothers in the UAE and UK

A successful first transition to school impacts positively on both academic achievement and social development for the remainder of the school years. Rimm-Kaufman and Pianta’s (2000) Ecological and Dynamic Model of Transition describes the relationship between time and context on transition, specifying how the relationships between the key stakeholders, for example, parents, family, teachers, children,

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If University Students Do Paid Work During Their Studies, Does It Increase Their Internal Locus of Control?

Should students work during university? Work may hinder time for studies, but could also provide income and build important life skills, especially important for students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines whether working during university improves students’ locus of control – the belief in one’s own ability to have control over their life

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TRADILEX: Applying an Action-oriented Approach (AoA) to Audiovisual Translation in Modern Foreign Languages

Media in the learning and teaching of modern foreign languages (MFL) have been employed for decades to present examples of oral communication in realistic situations. Research and practice involving visual literacy and digital communication that focus on the active engagement of learners through action-oriented tasks are significantly more recent. The acquisition of language skills by

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How Might Learners’ Experience of Assignment Feedback in a German Course at A-Level in a Sixth Form College in England

The aim of my doctoral research is to understand students’ engagement with feedback and to investigate how students use the feedback they receive in view of their language learning. Additionally, the project aims to investigate the barriers they experience and to gain an insight into the students’ unpicking and responding to feedback in order to

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Capitalizing on Community Capital: An Analysis of Initiators’ Perceptions of the Purposes of Community Education

Community education is a versatile way for minoritized communities to organize education in support of their youth. The variety of community education initiatives meets different needs of different minoritized communities. To understand the workings of such spaces we need to look closely at the purposes they seek to meet. By interviewing initiators from a variety

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An Exclusive Condition: COVID-19 Induced Stress as a Reflector of Status Inequality and Predictor of Academic Experience Among College Students

The current research focuses on how COVID-19 induced stress impacts academic outcomes among college students of different structural backgrounds. To pinpoint the effect of structural hierarchy, we look at the relationship between stress levels of students across the specific demographic variables of race and first-generation college-going status. We further postulate that stress levels witness a

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Student-Led Design of Online Tools to Support the Quality of Research Life at the University of Tokyo: A Survey-Based Approach

The Toward Diversity team consists of PhD students from four countries and three graduate schools at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). In June 2020, at UTokyo’s Post-Corona Society Future Vision Symposium, we proposed an online platform to support the quality of research life among students and faculty members, with a focus on promoting diversity. Our

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Remote Teaching of the Arts in a Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic resulted in educators making a sudden shift to a largely online modality in teaching. For educators used to studio teaching, this change could be radical in terms of teaching approaches. Arts-based pedagogies tend to be studio-based and experiential. The presentation discusses the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on art and music pedagogies in a

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Processes of Empathy and Othering: Towards a New Approach to Teaching Literature and Ethics

There is a common belief in society that reading literature makes us better people. Empathy – the ability to enter into another’s point-of-view – often plays a significant role in this conviction, offering, in the words of Suzanne Keen, an almost magical guarantee of literature’s value in society and education (Empathy and the Novel 2007).

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Issues in Effective Design of ESL Teacher Professional Development Programmes: A Case Study of a Standardised Programme in Malaysia

This study investigates and critiques the impact of professional development programmes for teachers and the factors affecting it. This is done through a specific case study, the Professional Up-skilling of English Language Teachers (ProELT) programme in Malaysia. The ProELT is a one-year programme sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Education and conducted by the British

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Digital Game Habits and Motivations of Youth in The Context of Uses and Gratifications Approach

In today’s digital world, individuals deal with different activities to spend their free time. One of these activities is undoubtedly digital games. The aim of this research is to reveal the digital gaming habits and motivations of young people. The theoretical basis of this research conducted for this purpose is the uses and gratifications approach.

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Demographic Variations of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Between Britain and Kuwait

Introduction Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been described to result in debilitating symptom of the disease. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of MS on patients from Britain and Kuwait. Methodology A questionnaire was distributed to 200 individuals with MS (100 Kuwaiti, and 100 British). The questionnaire consists of three parts; General