Month: October 2021

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Shaping Self-awareness, Introspection and Resilience: Why Language Learners Need Training in Reflective Writing

Committing to language learning is an emotional endeavour (Dewaele, 2015) that requires individuals to make a staggering number of decisions about how, what and why they learn. In particular, self-directed learning requires individuals to critically assess and subsequently modify contextual and situational conditions (Gao, 2013) to allow for the optimal pursuit of their language goals.

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The Impact of Maternal Parenting Style on Sibling Relationship: A Transnational Study on Two-child Families of China and the UK

This study, through a survey of 107 two-child families in China and the UK, aimed to explore the differences, similarities, and associations between sibling relationships and maternal parenting styles from a transnational point of view. A total number of 107 mothers (UK: N = 55; China: N = 52) with two children in the UK

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L2 WTC and Relatedness in Social Online Classrooms: Findings from a Longitudinal Action Research Project in a Japanese University Classroom

Synchronous, video-mediated online classrooms offer a range of challenges that do not exist in traditional, face-to-face classrooms in terms of enacting L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). Social proximity, which facilitates group cohesion and relatedness, is often reduced in online spaces resulting in significant implications for L2 learners’ desire to communicate. As the second iteration of

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Enhancing ‘How to Learn’ Skills: Its Impacts on Academic Performance and Students’ Motivation

In the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote learning requires students to learn independently to find information and understand the concept of subject matter. However, distractions like scrolling on social media have been a common issue faced by students during remote learning. This challenge leads to procrastination and affects the quality of their learning

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Teachers’ Perceptions to an Online Lexicon “Ġabra” as a Reference for Adults Learning Maltese as a Foreign Language

The employment of PCs and handheld devices for the access of information has become a standard social expectation. This behaviour is now a common norm, especially within student culture. However, this shift towards digitalization in formal educational settings has neither been rapid nor prolific. While reasons can vary, they may include the fact that peoples’

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Parent-Child Dialogic Reading: A Conversation Analytic Case Study

A large body of work has addressed the positive impact of parent-child interactive reading (also referred to as dialogic reading or shared reading) for children’s language and literacy development. What has been lacking in research is how interaction takes place in a parent-child read-aloud. How interaction takes place is the domain of conversation analysis (CA),

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Parental Support, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Awareness in Students’ Exposure to School Bullying: Predicting Bullying in China

School bullying negatively affects adolescents at both cognitive and psychological levels. In China, a relatively high prevalence of school bullying has been observed with researchers and educators beginning to identify bullying-related factors in order to foster a healthy school environment. However, parental support, cooperative learning, and peer awareness as forms of intervention support, are still

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How the Japanese Intelligentsia of the 19th Century Got Educated Based on Books in the Dutch Language (Rangaku)

This study aims to rectify the perception that the Shogunate (the Japanese government of the 19th century) mainly received know-how about medical sciences through their information acquisition via the Dutch presence in Nagasaki. Studies of that time, based on the information acquired from the Dutch are referred to ‘Rangaku’ or Dutch Studies. When discussing ‘Rangaku,’

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Reflection in Language Learning: An Institutional Integration Project

Reflection on language learning is when language learners become more aware of their abilities, strategy use, and task performance by thinking deeply about their linguistic knowledge and self-regulatory skills (Huang, 2021). The process is a necessary initial step in developing metacognitive awareness which is “the foundation for learning and success” (Fleming, 2014). After giving a

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Sociocultural Issues Experienced by Adults Learning Maltese as a Second Language

The pedagogy of language since time immemorial has majored on the use of pens and other printed materials. However, there occurred a separation of the teaching culture into two major categories; the “big C” and “little c” meaning, high and popular culture. Over the years of advancement in various pedagogy techniques have made this boundary

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Impressions of Democracy, Equality, and Justice Among Maltese Teachers in Multicultural Education

The perceptions and attitudes of educators towards multicultural education are strongly correlated to the manner in which multicultural education is applied. Previous research indicates that culture undeniably has an effect on education, nonetheless, education administrators may not have enough knowledge about multicultural education practices. The aim of the study was to identify the perceptions and

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Storytelling with Multi-media Technologies

Storytelling is considered one of the most effective ways for teaching a foreign language, and it enables learners to build greater confidence in their target language fluency through improving their presentational skills. Furthermore, storytelling sparks learners’ curiosity about the target culture while stimulating learners’ creative thinking and active learning processes. This paper investigates how the

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Stakeholder Perceptions of Connecting ESP Courses With Graduation Seminar Topics

English as a global language and recent attention to the merits of the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction has led to the necessity for the inclusion courses reflecting these ideals in tertiary educational programs including liberal arts. With this in mind, in the 2020 academic year, the presenters’ university in Japan asked them

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Disentangling the Saving Puzzle in Aging Japan – Psychological Factors Matter

Lots of empirical studies have concluded that basic life-cycle hypothesis is not convincing and tried to add the supplementary explanation by employing “precautionary motive” and “bequest motive”. However, these two motives unable to make sufficient responses until now. Japan, in the position of confronting a super-ageing society, holds the puzzle that elderly people do not

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Mapping the Musical Resources in Ilocano Language Into the Grade 1 Curriculum for Ilocano Schools

Despite the available multimedia platforms, mother-tongue-based multilingual education teachers in Ilocos province suffer in implementing the subject because of the lack of published books, the abundance of books with culturally erroneous content, and the amusing number of subjects they teach. Although they are encouraged to design an integrated curriculum, it requires having valid resources and

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How Do Multilingual Children Feel About Family Language Policy at Home?

Parents of multilingual families often wish their children to acquire a heritage language (e.g., Guardado, 2002). However, would parental language practices and family language policy solely based on their wish be effective in terms of their children’s heritage language maintenance and wellbeing? Through literature review, this presentation will discuss the need for further research on

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The Mediating Role of Primary School Environmental Education in Promoting Children’s Pro-environmental Behavior: A Game Format Experiment

Enhancing children’s pro-environmental behavior (PEB) is crucial for a more sustainable future. To overcome environmental problems, the most effective and direct approach is designing an adequate environmental education system, pinpointing pro-environmental awareness, intention, and behaviors. Many research studies have discussed to raise environmental awareness and knowledge of primary school students, but little research consider the

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Encouraging Reflection on Speaking Performance in Class: Findings and Suggestions

This presentation will provide a recount from the beginning stages of a research project which began in September 2018 until its official conclusion in February 2020 at a mid-sized university in central Japan. The purpose of the project was to encourage students to become more reflective about their speaking performance in class. Effective learning will

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Enhancing Online Post-secondary Learning Experiences Through Meaningful Interactions in FSL

Interaction and active participation are key elements in any second language classroom (Hiver, P., Al-Hoorie, A. H., & Mercer, S. Eds., 2020). In an online setting, students may tend to be less engaged in their learning, which makes effective planning, teaching, and assessing more challenging for the post-secondary instructor (Khan, A., Egbue, O., Palkie, B.,

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Sophistry, the Language of Narcissism

Narcissism and sophistry appear to be distant areas of human phenomena – the first belongs to the area of clinical disorders, which have been defined since recent times in icd-10 and icd-11, the second to the broad area of rhetoric, as it was already known in antiquity. At this point, our excessive social demand to

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The Hidden Language Classroom: A Case Study of a Chinese Immigrant Mother’s Using Everyday Objects for Heritage Language Maintenance

Language input and language environment are key factors for immigrant children, who strive to acquire two languages both as their first languages. My previous research confirmed that many immigrant Chinese families see it a priority to maintain their heritage language in their Family Language Policy and home education, based on their perception that the social

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Novel Approaches to Developing Student Resilience and Wellbeing in School Settings: Martial Arts and Cooperative Electronic Gaming

Psychological wellbeing and mental health are increasingly recognised as essential for individual health and community productivity (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2021). However, the costs associated with mental health are staggering. The WHO (2016) estimated the annual global economic cost of issues related to mental health is $2.5 trillion (USD) and projects these costs to increase

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Family Caregiving as a Spiritual Experience: Experience of Spirituality of Korean Family Caregivers in Elder Caregiving

This study explored the nature of spirituality of Korean family caregivers who cared for older adults at home and its impacts on their caring experience. A qualitative design guided by natural inquiry approach was adopted and involved semi-structured in-depth interviews. Eighteen family caregivers, who cared for older adults with frailty at home, were recruited by

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A Model-Based Inquiry Activity Using LEGO to Promote System Thinking of Grade 11 Students on Buffer Solution Topic

System thinking in chemistry education aims to prepare future students who can relate the chemistry knowledge addressing real-world complex phenomenon and having more holistic perspectives. The system thinking skills are divided into three levels: (1) analysis of system, (2) synthesis of system, and (3) implementing knowledge to the real-world issue. In this study, a model-based

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An Appraisal of the Filipino Catholic Devotion to the Black Nazarene in the Light of New Evangelization

Popular devotions are reflections and expressions of the people’s faith. They are expressions of how people recognize God in their lives, and as a shared experience, they foster expressions of devotion and thus become a manifestation of prayer. Popular devotions as forms of prayer and worship do not contradict the Sacred Liturgy but are acknowledged

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Violence for Self-respect in the Indian Socio-political Context: The Psychological Intricacies Perpetuating Yellow Journalism in Siddhartha Deb’s Surface

This article will read Siddhartha Deb’s novel Surface (2005) to illuminate how an unsuspecting individual becomes prey to yellow journalism. And which Deb imaginatively presents through a diffident journalist’s desperate effort to bolster self-respect by achieving an admirable professional standing among his peers. In the process, to gain readers from the Western countries, Amrit Singh

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Reimagining Support for Japanese Teachers of English

This presentation explicates a nascent research project that aims to understand and support the practical needs of pre-service English teachers who intend to teach at junior high schools and senior high schools in Japan. The presenters will outline the necessity for such practical support considering the current teacher-training structure in Japan. Through intensive workshops and

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The Elevation of Luxury: Art Infusion and Artification as Vehicles for Creating Shared Value

Luxury brands have historically benefitted from engagement with the artistic community. There is a robust academic literature on the specific benefits for luxury brands of using mechanisms like art infusion and artification as a means of enhancing brand image and overcoming challenges associated with modern market conditions. Less clear, however, is how luxury brand involvement

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Ways People Thrive During a Pandemic: Stories of Growth, Self-prioritization, and Resilience

This study addresses how the Covid-19 pandemic affects our lives, and how the situation may even contribute to well-being and thriving in unexpected ways. We address two main research questions: What psychological and contextual factors support people during a pandemic?; and, What learning, appreciation, or growth have people identified during the pandemic that they hope

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Enhanced MELCs-based Curriculum in Reading and Writing Skills in a Blended Pedagogy

Due to COVID-19’s exponential spread, the world has coined the term “New Normal” as it continues to battle this pandemic. The realm of education has not also escaped from this change, so it adopted the “new normal” educational schemes. Blended learning is one of the modalities that schools adopt during this pandemic. Thus, this study

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Liminality in Inclusivity: Faculty Perceptions Towards an Inclusive Educational Community

As Singapore lives with COVID-19, the notion of an inclusive educational community is imperative to enhance the engagement of persons with diverse learning abilities. Over the course of eight months from February to September 2021, concepts of human-centred design, disability through the lens of inclusion, and principles of Universal Design for Learning were examined in

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Integrating Design Thinking and Community-based Participatory Research to Achieve Environmental Justice for Engineering Education

Communities struggle with dismantling mechanisms perpetuating environmental injustice, even while work to address challenges of injustice continues to receive growing attention. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) offers a systematic process to address environmental injustices and to engage student-engineers. As the application of CBPR within engineering education is relatively new, much remains to be learned about its

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An AI-Enable Knowledge Graph and Student’s Agency in Productive Struggle During Problem-Based Learning in Cybersecurity Education

Problem-based learning (PBL) is adapted to support students’ learning in cybersecurity courses. However, students frequently lack learner agency and require step-by-step instruction. With an instructor’s minimum help, students struggle with integrating coherent target concepts, applying those concepts to solve real-world problems, and managing their learning progress. To respond to the national challenge on the workforce

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The Effect of Praising and Mutual Trust on Student’s Learning

Research has proven that praising is always considered an effective strategic way to motivate students in the classroom, raise their self-esteem and promote their positive behavior (Floress, 2017; Allday, 2012). The literature defines two types of praise: general praise (GP) which is a general statement of approval, and behavior-specific praise (BSP) which describes a specific

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No Bells and Whistles: Technologically Simplified Instruction in Scholarly Reading and Writing

The Scholarly Reading eWriting Intensive was developed by an English language program in a large public university as a rapid response to the move online in the spring of 2020. Amidst the early days of the pandemic, there was concern about students’ need for “live” Zoom-style contact with other students and instructors. However, the author

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Language as the Foundation of “Dasein”

Metacognition, together with anthropolinguistics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, have for years postulated a scientific consideration of the interrelationships between language and the self-awareness of a being in relation to its existence. Recognizing one’s own existence “in” and “in relation to” the world can be described as Heideggerian Dasein. Theories of consciousness formulated within the framework

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Education and Training for Social Change: Analyzing a Social Welfare Model for Grassroots Development in Bangladesh

The shortage of skilled workers is the major barriers to economic prosperity in Bangladesh. A third of its population falls between 10-24 years old but the youth forces are not well-trained with technical education and social knowledge. The present study shows how philanthropic endeavors can contribute to improving the vulnerable conditions of the rural population

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Feedback Practices of School-Based Mentors in the Work Integrated Learning Programme in South Africa

Research has demonstrated that feedback is an essential facet of assessment in the learning environment because it enhances learning. However, little is known about the feedback given to student teachers when they are on teaching practice and students’ viewpoints about the role of feedback is not well understood as well. This study fills the gap

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Relationship Between Self-Perception Towards Ageing and Subjective Well-Being of Older Adults

The older adults of the 21st century are experiencing a longer lifespan. This trend is viewed as an achievement as well as a challenge to the individual older adults and society as a whole. This global ageing phenomenon comes about with physical, psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and environmental changes. In the process, the older adults

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From Virtual Space to “Third Space”: Mickey Mouse in Shanghai During the 1930s and 1940s

Mickey Mouse made his Chinese debut in the Shanghai illustrated magazine Liangyou in 1932. Since then, urban audiences in Shanghai began to see both authorized and unauthorized Mickey Mouse cartoons in entertainment mediums, including magazines, newspapers, and films. Through the analysis of images in various Shanghai media, this paper explores how the cultural identity of

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The Impact of Mindfulness Traits of Elementary School Students on Resilience in Covid-19 Era

In an era of severe epidemic, the trait’s of mindfulness is vital to the performance of students’ resilience. The general social depression of students under the epidemic can enhance the inherent protective factors of their resilience through the display of mindfulness characteristics, which in turn affects their daily life, learning performance and the development of

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Schubert – the Strange and the Supernatural: Exploring Nineteenth Century Fantasy Aesthetic and Its Expression in Schubert’s Music

This study aims to comprehend better the culture surrounding Romantic aesthetics of fantasy and the uncanny during the nineteenth century (c.1800-1890) and evaluate how their expression in Schubert’s music can be understood. Initially, it will examine philosophical writings (Chander 2015) artwork (Crane 2013; Dunekacke 2016) and literature (Geistfeld 2015; Smajic 2003) of the period, combining

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society, Education, and Work: Global Society in the Age of Autonomous Systems

This study compares and contrasts major trends in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and examines the changes that AI is causing in society, education, and work. Based on current trends, predictions regarding future directions of AI research and its impact on society are made. Recommendations are made regarding the responsible and effective use of

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Teaching and Learning Resilience Through School Gardens

Resilience for children (as well as adults) is the capacity to endure adversity with equanimity, i.e. with the confidence to push forward despite trials and tribulations. The accomplishment of personal resiliency is the result of learning to develop inner resources that can be drawn upon inn difficult times to approach and develop solutions to those

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Concept Mapping Strategy to Improve Non-computer Science Students’ Learning Achievements in Logical Database Design

This study aims to investigate the effects of using concept mapping on student’s performance on logical database modeling and to examine their satisfaction towards the use of concept mapping strategy in the database design process. One hundred and two undergraduate students participated in the study. These students were assigned into three groups with three different

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Indian Classical Dance Education and its Impact on the Spiritual Intelligence of the Students – An Empirical Research

The aim of this study is to empirically investigate the impact that the period of learning of Indian Classical art form Bharatanatyam creates on the Spiritual intelligence of the students. Primary quantitative data has been collected using closed-end survey from 180 students pursuing Bharatanatyam from higher education institutions in India. The variable Spiritual Intelligence has

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NipponEthics Stakeholder Model – Understanding How Japanese Companies Manage Key Stakeholders

Business concept is gradually changing on a global level, shifting from a chiefly profit focused viewpoint to a more stakeholder focused perspective. As the number of social enterprises increase and business enterprises become more socially conscious, leaders worldwide face the challenge to accommodate this shifting trend from stockholder interest to stakeholder interest. Japanese companies have

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Classification and Effective Utilization of Feedback

The research aims to establish a system by which students can provide and receive feedback and utilize it effectively. As defined by Hattie and Timperley (2007, p. 102), feedback relates to actions or “information provided by an agent (e.g., teacher, peer, book, parent, [internet,] experience) regarding aspects of one’s performance or understanding.” This understanding of

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Early Constructions of the English Dative Alternation: A Corpus-Based Study

This study aims to investigate the early constructions of the dative alternation produced by four L1 English-speaking children and focuses on how it emerges. The dative verbs such as give can take two alternating constructions: double object constructions (John gave Mary his book) and prepositional dative constructions (John gave his book to Mary). In this

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Lessons Learned From Teaching Japanese for Medical Purposes to International Students

This work shows the lessons learned from the online course on Basic Medical Japanese for international students conducted between May and July 2020 at Tokushima University. The participants were five graduate students from China, Bangladesh, Thailand, including one male and four females. This course was designed for the learners to master basic medical terms and

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Influence оf Regional Educational Policies оf Municipalities in The Republic of Bulgariа on Teacher Status-Role Models

The aim of the study is to determine the impact of regional educational policies on the statusrole models of teachers. The main research thesis is that the nature of teacher‘s status-role models is directly dependent on the level of development of educational policies of local government. It is assumed that the more developed these policies

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A Reflection on Personal Bias to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several areas of student need. It has also revealed and magnified the societal failures that have caused inequities in our classrooms. Creating an inclusive digital space begins with self-work. This paper explores the role of color-blindness in society and how to counter its effects. Additionally, self-awareness as a means to

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An Examination of Patterns and Facilitators of Internet Use Among Older Americans

It is widely known that older adults are less likely to use information and communication technologies including the internet than younger people. However, knowledge around the digital divide has been focused on explaining the phenomenon rather than offering practical suggestions to reduce the internet utilization gap between generations. In response, the current study contributes to

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Its Incorporation Into Formal Education in Japan: An Explanatory Case Study

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is vital to create sustainable societies. Successive governments in Japan have advocated the incorporation of ESD into its education system. This paper investigates teachers’ understandings of Sustainable Development (SD) and ESD and the extent to which ESD has been incorporated into lessons. The current work is an explanatory case study,

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Program Evaluation of a School-administered Youth Facility for Children in Conflict With the Law

Rehabilitation facilities for children in conflict with the law are usually administered by government and non-government agencies. In the Philippines, a private school has pioneered the establishment of a free transformational youth facility under its mission and development program. This study aimed to evaluate their formation program using the objectives-based approach. Survey respondents consisted of

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Motivation in MOOCs: A Qualitative Study on the Design and Evaluation of an Online IELTS Course

Due to the pandemic, 2020 was an unprecedented year, including for online course providers as one-third of the learners that ever registered on a massive open online course (MOOC) platform did so in 2020. This paper focuses on a MOOC course on IELTS, which is the most popular test-prep language course on Udemy.com. However, despite

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Whitewashed Tombs: Emergency Online Learning Through the Experiences of Students with Disabilities at a Rural South African University

The COVID-19 pandemic has induced an enormous effect on educational institutions globally. Rural institutions are at a greater disadvantage when compared to their urban counterparts which are better resourced with systems that enable the shift to emergency online learning. Challenges were particularly compounded for students with disabilities who appear to have been alienated from these

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Exploring Physical Stores in Omnichannel Retail Strategy: How Interaction Design Is Changing In-store Behaviour

The research investigates the use of interaction design in retail environments in the current omnichannel scenario, where many different coordinated retail channels operate simultaneously.The growth of online shopping forced retailers to look for a new meaning of brick-and-mortar stores in which customer experience is more relevant than making a purchase. Where the transaction happens is

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A Systematic Approach to Mastering Life – The Five-Step Motivation Method

‘There’s a voice in my head saying you’re not good enough, you’re stupid, you won’t manage anything’. This is a quote from a student in the current study, reporting on challenges young people attending upper secondary school face. Over years in Norway, there has been a 25 % dropout rate, and students have reported low

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Creating an Inclusive and Health Promoting Learning Environment in Primary School

Many students struggle with mental health issues and low motivation in today’s school, and the problems often start as early as primary school. Surveys show that children at the age of ten to twelve struggle with loneliness, sadness, low self-esteem, bullying, stress and physical problems. One of five dread going to school. The current study

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“Three Little Maids” in Occupied Japan: Domestic Things, The Mikado, and Navy Wife

This study explores the embedded subplot in a forgotten Hollywood film titled Navy Wife (1956), a comedy about three maids in Japan under American occupation. Starring Joan Bennett, Navy Wife depicts American domesticity in Occupied Japan, which the three maids undermine. By adopting Robin Bernstein’s theory of “scriptive things,” this paper examines how a comic

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ICT in the Japanese Language Learning: Is That What Students Really Want?

In the last decade, one can witness the process when Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been actively used in various fields of professional activity, including education. The COVID-19 pandemic set up new standards for educational system, where distance learning has become the reality that both teachers and students have to get used to. This

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“Touch the New Land”: Exploring Chinese International Students’ Psychological and Academic Adjustments in the COVID-19

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has exerted tremendous influences on the well-being of international students and the development of higher education. The current study adopts an exploratory case study design to investigate the psychological and academic adjustments achieved by eight Chinese international students in the UK during the ongoing COIVD-19. Findings have demonstrated that the

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The Resilience of Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Action-Research Study of Gender Differences

In the present action-research study, we illustrate an evidence-based response of educators to the widespread concerns that learning in undergraduate students accustomed to face-to-face courses might have been curtailed during the pandemic by the switch to online instruction. The study focuses on general education courses, which usually enroll freshmen and sophomores. Namely, it targets learners

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Online Mindfulness-based Logotherapy Program: Targeting Depressive Symptoms of Cyberbullied Adolescents During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the intensive use of the internet for educational and recreational purposes, leading adolescents to be more exposed to cyberbullying. Empirical studies indicate that cyberbullying has become a pervasive problem among adolescents causing negative consequences like depression. Moreover, the global pandemic lockdown and quarantine measures gave rise

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Model United Nations as an Active Learning Tool for Global Negotiation

Simulations have become a popular active learning tool used to facilitate the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills by students. This paper presents our pedagogical experiences of Model United Nations in English within the educational context of Japan. It specifically refers to the case study of Tsukuba English Models United Nations (TEMUN) organized between 2012

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The Effect of Pandemic on Teachers’ Emotional State and on Their Attitudes to the Teaching Profession

Education has been affected by the spread of COVID-19, and schools were closed for almost 2 years in the Czech Republic. During the pandemic, teacher stress has been intensified by distance education as well as by limited access to social support, which might function as a buffer in experiencing stress. The aim of our study

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Virtual Classroom Management from the Teachers’ Position in the New Education Normality

Given the current pandemic emergency (COVID-19), it is necessary to have updated information on the educational reality of Ecuador. Education, in any situation, should be a priority and should never stop, which leads to adapting the curriculum to the emergency through virtual classrooms; although they already existed before, not all schools and students used it

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Bilingual Problems of Practice Protocol and Discoveries: Supporting In-Service Teachers of English Learners During COVID-19

The novel COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rupture in the trajectory of education worldwide. In the United States, it has been noted that the schism within education as a result of the pandemic is the biggest threat to national security (Choi, 2020). Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Multilingual Learners, specifically English Language Learners (ELLs),

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Having No Freedom to Select Courses to Teach: Does It Mean That Teachers Can’t Have Their Need for Autonomy Fulfilled?

Evidence in previous studies has shown that teachers in different education settings enjoy great autonomy and control over their teaching practices at the classroom level. On the contrary, teacher autonomy beyond the classroom is limited by structural, contextual and cultural constraints. For example, teachers have little influence or no control over curriculum-related issues and administrative

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Oral History Projects: Practicing a Foreign Language and Exploring Culture While Serving Local Immigrant Communities

This paper offers a pedagogical framework for a community engagement project that can be used by instructors of any language. Over the past twelve years, students in Professor Maria Grazia De Angelis’ Italian classes have interviewed Italian immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area. To develop their language skills, they conduct videotaped interviews in

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The Indian Odd: Women’s Rising Education and Declining Workforce Participation

The disproportionate representation of women in labor as compared to their education is an Indian odd which will be examined in this study. Women are attaining higher education degrees at similar rates as men but hold a much lower track of considerable labor participation. Women constitute only 21% of the workforce as compared to 49%

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Machine Learning Analysis of Problems Encountered by STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, STEM students from underrepresented groups have been disproportionately affected. These include women in STEM degree programs, “first generation” students from non-academic families, students with a migration background, students with physical or psychological disabilities and students with children. A control group of university students who do not belong to any of

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Design Options and Learning Analytic Pathways in Doing Agile Scrum Team Work in Education

We extend a standard for doing agile scrum teamwork in education that permits individual assessment within teams (IAFOR ECE2020). Since the teacher’s bandwidth in education is limited and increasingly under pressure, we focus on course design options that can be used to leverage the bandwidth. One economizing option in courses is to let teams prerecord

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School Songs: Place, Space and Embodied Architecture Within UK Independent School Communities

Since the 1850s, UK independent schools have composed songs which encapsulate their singular identity (David, 1850) and, through their regular performance (Farmer, 1860), establish a lasting bond amongst staff, students and past students (Butler, 1953). These school songs fall within eight broadly connected themes (Ewart, 1969) and are a lens through which to view the

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Experiential Learning and Case Study Immersion to Develop Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Opportunity Recognition: Comparing the Pedagogical Impact Longitudinally

The ‘how’ of teaching method seems to vary in its effectiveness with ‘who’ the instructors, ‘what’ content it intends to deliver and for ‘whom’ the course is targeted for. As there has been critique on the lack of rigorous experimental design, we employed a longitudinal research design to examine the effectiveness of experiential learning and

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The Empirical Strikes Back: Post-pandemic Multi-sensory Implementation of Scientific Thinking Into Language Teacher Education

Educational policy makers in Germany assume that the pursuit of a compulsory Master of Education teaching degree leads to the development of scientific thinking and reasoning skills, and these skills are usually documented in the form of a research-oriented Master’s thesis (KMK 2004). However, because research skills are only one of the relevant competence areas

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Master of Engineering Management: A Reference Curriculum Development

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Engineering Management (EM), understanding core requirements for the curriculum design is critical for the growth of this discipline. However, Australia still lacks agreement among universities on Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program curricula with no professional quality standards. Aim: This study aims to provide an insight into MEM curriculum