Year: 2022

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Teaching Science in Remote Schools: The Struggles and Successes of Teachers From the Perspective of an Ethnographer

The remote population in Ghana has been on the increase in the last decade with the number of males being slightly higher compared to females. This affected the share of educational resources as the remote schools were disadvantaged in human and material resources. However, the basic schools in the remote communities had their students in

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Child Protection in Violent Contexts in Different Normative Systems From an Occidental Perspective

This study aims to examine the approaches and solutions proposed by various regulatory systems about child abuse and mistreatment. The focus is on the legal systems of the United States of America and Argentina, which have taken different stances on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Two real legal cases, one from California

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Communication Barriers in Times of Pandemic

The study sought to determine the communication barriers among students of Capiz State University, Mambusao Satellite College, in learning during this pandemic. The study used descriptive and qualitative methods. An in-depth interview using a semi-structured questionnaire served as the researcher’s data-gathering instrument. Eight students who served as study participants were chosen based on the researcher’s

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Support Required of Healthcare Professionals to Prevent Filicide and Abandonment After Isolated Childbirth – Consideration of Intentions and Actions That Contradict the Intent to Commit a Crime

This study reviews data from the trials on filicide and abandonment after isolated delivery intentions and on actions contrary to the intention to commit a crime in order to understand the situation of mothers. The study aimed to consider the support required of healthcare professionals from intentions and actions that contradict with the intent to

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Association of Weight Loss With Hip Osteoarthritis in Older Community-Dwelling Female Adults

Objective: Most guidelines recommending weight loss for hip osteoarthritis are based on research on knee osteoarthritis. Prior studies found no association between weight loss and hip osteoarthritis, but no previous studies have targeted older adults. We aimed to determine whether there is any clear benefit of weight loss for hip osteoarthritis in older adults, because

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Influence of Romantic Comedies on Young Adults’ Perception of Relationships

The paper “Influence of romantic comedies on young adults’ perception of relationships” focuses on the effect of the consumption of romantic comedies. The goal of the paper is to whether a correlation exists between the consumption of romantic comedies and young adults’ attitudes toward romantic relationships, including their opinions, ideas, expectations, and relationship behavior. The

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“Struggling to Translate”: Jenn Marie Nunes’s Retranslation of Li Qingzhao’s “Ru Meng Ling” as Feminist Translation

The interplay between gender studies and translation studies has expanded the gender dynamics in translation beyond the plane of textual materiality. The intersectional studies of gender and translation acquire a more symbolic role of representing the gender structure between the source text that occupies a masculine, privileged position and the translated one that inhabits a

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The Constructed Meaning of Thai Laborer by the State

Most studies on labor control in Thailand primarily focus on the state’s oppressive and suppressive actions against the labor movement. These studies examine how the state utilizes violence and direct power to render laborers powerless in bargaining. However, a significant and often overlooked question seeks to explain why laborers are considered to have a low

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The Use of Mathematics Modules in Supporting Self-Regulation Among Junior High School Students in a Flexible Online Learning Environment

Examining how students manage their learning through the mathematics modules in a flexible online learning setup can help educators plan and implement a curriculum in this environment. Hence, this study aims to assess the use of mathematics modules in supporting students’ self-regulation in a flexible online learning environment. This study utilized an explanatory sequential mixed

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The Development and Challenges of the Old Age Allowance Program in Thailand After the Policy Reformation in 2009

The phenomenon of an aging society is being observed worldwide, and according to the World Bank, Thailand is expected to transition from an aged society to a super-aged society, with older individuals comprising 20 percent of the total population by 2035. Understanding aging policies is crucial for effectively addressing the future challenges posed by an

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Towards An Operational Conceptual Framework for Thai Community Enterprises

Social Innovation and Social Enterprises have increasingly come to the fore in both academic scholarship and more directly and pragmatically in terms of best practices that may be adopted to allow small scale social enterprises to overcome significant hurdles that inhibit their ability to become self-sustaining entities. In Thailand, such enterprises have had a significantly

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Using Blended Learning to Create Student-Led Conversation Courses

English learners in L1 environments often lack opportunities to practice their speaking skills, therefore every second in the conversation-based classroom is a precious moment for them. To increase engagement and maximize student speaking time, we have incorporated blended learning into our curriculum to create a student-led classroom. Outside the classroom or on specially designated days,

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Procedural Checkpoint-Infused Laboratory Activity: Impact on the Attitude Towards Physics Among STEM Students With Varying Academic Achievement

As learners are now back in the classroom since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, it was observed that there is a growing negative attitude towards physics among the grade 12 STEM students. Self-assessment was used as a basis to enhance hands-on laboratory activities by infusing procedural checkpoint questions in laboratory worksheets that will elicit students’ active

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ASEAN – Canada Strategic Partnership: Progress, Element of National Interest, Prospects and the Role of Viet Nam

ASEAN is a prestigious regional organization and an important partner of many countries around the world. While global multilateral institutions have constantly been facing difficulties and challenges, ASEAN has succeeded in maintaining its stable operations and its’ central role in the regional cooperative structure. A variety of its’ partners has expressed the desire to deepen

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The Play of Contraries in Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”

Persepolis, a graphic memoir in two volumes by Iranian writer, filmmaker and graphic artist Marjane Satrapi, is the most subversive of contemporary memoirs that defy easy categorization. Unlike other Iranian memoirs riding the wave of popularity following the Islamic Revolution, it stands out as a unique mix of the contraries. The proposed paper examines the

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Content and Language Integrated Learning for CSL Students Using a Picture-Book Approach: An Action Research in Hong Kong Kindergartens

This paper examines the function of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach in complementary multilingual kindergarten classrooms for non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) children learning Chinese characters in Hong Kong. The module of this study was implemented with a picture-book approach. The participants comprised 28 learners of Chinese in the third year of kindergarten (K3) from both

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Study of Shared Heritage Through Frescoes on the Walls of Dera Baba Bir Singh

This paper discusses the shared heritage related to the traditions of Hinduism and Sikhism in the state of the Punjab, India. The coexistence or the intermingling of cultures has been preserved through the beautiful murals which adorn the walls of a shrine known as Gurudwara of Baba Bir Singh. The Gurudwara is located in the

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Military Life Challenges Among Military Spouses: Implications for Future Interventions

While there is a vast amount of research about the military in the Western setting, there is an undeniable scarcity in research involving the military, its members and their families in the Philippines. As the “overlooked casualities of war”, the researcher believes that military family members are equally impacted by the military lifestyle thus they

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A Case Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Physics Laboratory Skill in Measurement and Uncertainty

In a physics laboratory, an experimental result and its uncertainty are significant because they permit others to evaluate the quality of the experiment. This is the most essential competency for high school science teachers. The purpose of this study was to explore laboratory skills in physics, particularly measurement and uncertainty. Data were collected from pre-service

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Local Wisdom Board Game Based on the Concept of STEAM Education to Promote Innovator Skills

The objectives of this research were: 1) to develop local wisdom board game media based on the STEAM education concept to promote efficient innovators’ competency; and 2) to study the level of satisfaction of students towards the local wisdom board game media. Based on the STEAM education concept to promote innovators’ competency. The tools used

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The Best Practices in STEAM Education: Using Local Wisdom to Improve Innovators’ Competence

It is a challenge for elementary school teachers to design learning activities that blend local wisdom about Thai handicrafts with STEAM education management. Proactive learning management and local wisdom card games are used to help learners develop innovator competencies through the engineering design process. To inspire curiosity and innovation among learners. Take systematic and scientific

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Evaluate the Correlation Between Online Learning Motivation and Learning Effectiveness for Students Enrolled at the Taiwan Institute of Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, following the policy of “Learning Never Stops,” schools of all levels in Taiwan adopted a flexible and interdisciplinary approach to maintain educational continuity, and online teaching became one of the main methods of achieving this goal. Our research used the ARCS model to evaluate any correlation between online learning motivation and

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Mediating Effects of a Poster Activity on Taiwanese Students’ Self-determined Learning Readiness

Investigation explored the mediating effect of small group poster activity on Taiwanese grade 11 students’ self-determined learning readiness (SD-LR). This poster activity paralleled small group discussions concerning the socio-scientific issue (SSI) topic of restarting Taiwan’s 4th nuclear energy plant. A corresponding survey was constructed to measure three scales: active learning (AL, measuring autonomy), critical thinking

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Reflection of the Current Practice in Psychological Diagnostics of Language-Based Diagnostic Tools

This Article contribution focuses on the language-based psychological test, batteries and diagnostic tools used worldwide and their psychometric standardisation. The author follows in his research from his diploma thesis Analytical Methods in Psycholinguistic Research of Perception (Rudorfer, 2019), in which the author addressed the psycholinguistic and statistical approach in language performance tests and provided a

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Research on the Teaching Practice of Fashion Material Experiments Through Exploring the Creative Process of Local Elements

Combining creative professional design courses and using the expressiveness of textile materials to tell stories together with methods of play with new appearances of soft fabrics, this project will explore how to guide students to apply textiles as creative media, involving the design elements of Taiwan’s landscape of literature to inspire methods and creative processes.

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Concepts, Creation of New Realities, and Collaborative Work in Mixed Reality

This article intends to introduce the reader to a historical overview of technology as Mixed Reality (RM) and also to indicate artists that the author found relevant during his research for the group exhibition “Coação Pictórica”, which took place at Casa dos Crivos in Braga, Portugal, in 2021. It also addresses authors such as Deleuze,

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Persuasive Strategies in Debates on Japan’s Constitution and Article 9: The Gulf War Case Study

This article presents a qualitative analysis of persuasive strategies used in debates on Japan’s security policy, related, in particular, to Article 9. The study examines the Japan Diet deliberations during the Gulf War, focusing on the Budget Committee of both Houses. Two hypotheses are tested: the first one suggests that threat perception arguments are more

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“For the Love of God, For the Love of Country”: Memorializing the Crusades of the Beatas

This study features the crusades of the three beatas, namely Ignacia del Espritu Santo, Dionesia Talangpaz and Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz. Ignacia and the sisters Dionesia and Cecilia Rosa unintentionally became foundresses of beaterios, a religious community of women. During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, the native women, the indias, were not accepted to the

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Inspirational Curriculum Innovation: 21st Century Teachers Leading the Way – Teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand

The rapid advancements of education in the 2Ist century makes the value of innovation a priority and an integral part of teacher education. Eclectic teaching practices and the changing role of the teacher, signal the need for innovative approaches to curriculum development. In Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood teachers lead the way as innovators within

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China’s Global Maritime Expansion: Between Its Grand Dream and External Trends

China’s dream to become a global maritime power is a controversial element of China’s global growth. Its expansion of maritime lines has been shaped by internal needs and external trends. The expansion has alarmed the world and raised the uncertainty about China’s potential to become the world maritime power in mid- 21st century. Despite the

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Secondary School Students’ Sexual Attitude and Their Views on School-based Sexuality Education: A Population-based Study

Background: Students’ attitudes play an important role in the efficacy of school-based sexuality education (SBSE). A pilot study in Hong Kong suggested that demographic characteristics, religiosity, and spirituality were associated with students’ sexual attitudes and their views on SBSE. Objectives: This study recruited a population-based sample of secondary school students to validate findings reported in

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An Adventure-Based Program in Promoting Interpersonal Qualities and Well-being of Students in Higher Education

Background: Late adolescents in higher education are going through a shifting from being dependent as recipient of parental guidance to becoming independent individuals in a larger social context. They need to develop interpersonal qualities to establish satisfying relationships. Besides, they also experience stress and anxiety which may result in mental health problems. Objectives: This study

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Designing Integrative STEM Learning Materials for Junior High School Mathematics Classroom: What Works (and Not)?

The demand to make science and mathematics learning more relevant and meaningful leads to integrative stem learning, a teaching approach that integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into a cohesive and interdisciplinary learning experience. Even though STEM has been consistently increasing in popularity in Indonesia, the lack of learning materials is persistent. This paper

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Lack of Qualified Caregivers in Malaysia’s Private Aged Care: Legal Perspective through Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 2018

Malaysia is expected to become an aged nation by 2030. The elderly population in Malaysia was predicted to number 28.3 million in 2010, and this number is likely to rise to 38.6 million by the year 2030.An increase in life expectancy will translate into increased demands for private aged healthcare services, leading to concerns regarding

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Heritage and Non-Heritage Arabic Learners: Towards an Inclusive Arabic Curriculum

Research on Arabic as a heritage, critical, and foreign language in the US context has enriched the field of language acquisition and other fields (Albirini 2018; Benmamoun 2015). Most of that research studied each group of students (heritage, non-heritage/foreign) in isolation. However, Arabic classrooms in the US are populated by diverse students including those from

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Zen Influence and Denial: Ambivalence in the Painting Practice of Lao Lianben

Filipino artist Lao Lianben’s practice (b. 1948) has been highly associated with the aesthetics of Zen (translated ‘Chan’ from Chinese, 禪宗), which subsequently hardened into an individual artistic style. The paper locates it alongside the geopolitical history of Zen and what is now called ‘Zen art’ through tracing the practices that the artist categorically cited

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Gender Differences in Primary School Achievement in Ghana: The Moderating Effects of School Types and Localities

The study used national achievement data from Ghana to explore the extent pupils’ gender accounted for achievement differences in mathematics and English Language and how these differences were moderated by the types and locations of the schools they attended. The sample size comprised 16,429 primary 3 pupils drawn from 448 schools. A multilevel modelling technique

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The Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Learning on 21st Century Skills for Taiwanese Elementary School Students

The World Economic Forum has proposed a vision of Education 4.0 in 2022, pointing out that innovative pedagogies and emerging technologies should be applied to place students at the center of learning and develop their ability to solve real-world problems. This study implemented STEAM project-based learning (PBL) combined with emerging technologies in Taiwanese elementary schools,

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Reason Behind Grandchild Caring and Its Effect on Grandparent’s Social Engagement in Different Household Settings in India: Using a Bayesian

The study examined reason behind grandchild caring and its effect on social engagement in different household (HH) setting among older (aged 60 and above) grandparents (GP) living in India using Longitudinal Aging Study in India data, 2017-18. HH structure was defined as the skipped-generation HH (SGH) where GP and grandchild lived together without middle generation

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Curriculum Review of the BS Pharmacy Program of a Local University in the NCR, Philippines: A Mechanism for Quality Assurance

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at a local university in the NCR was officially approved on February 10, 2012 by virtue of the Board Resolution No. 2012-029. Curriculum enhancements were made in order to align with the thrust of the local university. On December 2021, the new PSGs for BS Pharmacy program was

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The Role of Social Networks in Value Formation of Youth

In just a few decades, social media has become a global phenomenon that has changed the ways of accessing information and learning, but also the ways of communication and social relations. The availability of a wide range of information and the possibility of communication with the whole world has many positive sides, however, especially when

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Virtual Reality (VR) Simulation of Chemistry Lab Using Blender and Unity

The new age of coping with change has driven us to employ all the technology to make everything in our day-to-day work and study life available remotely. In the time of virtual education and virtual meetings, this project intends to add to virtual education. Modern times have made us realize that lessons may be held

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Apply DANP to Investigate the Determinants of Foreign Enterprises Investing in Taiwan Hi-Tech Industries

Foreign direct investment plays an important role in Taiwan’s economic development. This paper investigates the criteria that MNEs use to assess the investment determinants in Taiwan. There are thirteen criteria extracted from past literature and classifies into five groups based on the OLI (Ownership, Location, International) theory proposed by Dunning (1980). The initial criteria are

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Applying DANP to Investigate the Important Constitution Criteria on Effective Leadership Behaviors

Leaders play an important role for subordinates’ job satisfaction and organization performance. This paper adopts the DANP approach proposed by Ou Yang et al. (2008) which combines the DEMATEL and ANP procedures to investigate the important constitution criteria on effective leadership behaviors. The fifteen evaluation criteria for effective leadership behavior are extracted from the past

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Biomedical Engineering as STEM Education in Georgia and New Chalenges for Internationalisation of This Process

This paper presents some aspects of developing STEM education in Georgia, and internationalization of this process by preparing Biomedical Engineering Program for ABET accreditation. Methodology for using Project courses for assessing a number of ABET outcomes. In the advent of EC 2000, Engineering programs have grappled with methods for assessing some of the ABET outcomes,

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Effective Sanction Avoidance in Drug Trafficking: The Construction and Validation of the Restrictive Deterrence Utility Scale

Aims: Drug traffickers perform many criminal strategies to avoid legal sanctions while committing crime. The use of any criminal strategy is mainly motivated by the fact that it can reduce the risk of arrest, and this has been the focus of research on restrictive deterrence. In this context, this study develops a Restrictive Deterrence Utility

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Extrapolating the Nigerian Condition in Hangmen Also Die

One Nigerian playwright whose brief pilgrimage on earth has been blessed by providence to create enduring and provocative plays about Nigerian situations and who appears prophetic in his writing, is Esiaba Irobi. In a greatly tumultuous tragic play entitled Hangmen Also Die, Irobi in 1989, projected in the play that fragrant abuse and misappropriation of

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Applying DANP to Explore the Critical Factors for Building Taiwan Restaurant Industry’s Customer Loyalty

The restaurant industry in Taiwan embeds a characteristic of easy entrance and lower imitation barriers that results in a fierce competition in nature. How to build customer loyalty for encouraging customers to visit repeatedly is an essential challenge for every restaurant manager. This article employs the DANP method to explore the criteria and their priority

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Assessing ASEAN Students’ Competencies and Readiness in Learning Mathematics Through MaRWA Diagnostic Test

MaRWA is a Southeast Asia regional mathematics assessment based on PISA and TIMSS, initiated by SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics. This paper aims to determine students’ type of correct and incorrect answers on the assessment. A total of 882 students in grades 5, 8, and 10 from 26 schools in regional wide were involved in this

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A Design Project Aimed to Promote Social Change: From the Classroom to the Community

This study reports on pedagogical practice carried out in an academic context with undergraduate students from the 1st year of Communication Design at Lusófona University of Porto (ULP) in the first semester of 2021/22. A collaboration project with Pedro Hispano Hospital (PHH). Students were invited to design posters integrated into The Organization for Economic Cooperation

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Music and the ESL Classroom: Problems and Possibilities

This article seeks to investigate real-time classroom uses of music in ESL language education. We focus on two partially overlapping methodologies: one that assumes that music and language constitute two different cognitive realms that could speak to each other, and another that grounds instruction on what it perceives are fundamental aspects both share as languages.

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Deoli Days: The Internment of the Ethnic Chinese of India, the Overseas Chinese Identity and Nation-Building in South Asia

Chinese migration to South Asia (India) was part of the same trade and indentured labour diaspora that brought Chinese to Southeast Asia between the 18th and 20th centuries. While there is considerable scholarship on the overseas Chinese of Southeast Asia, there is comparably less work done on their counterparts in India. This paper examines the

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The Development of Mathematics Teachers’ Proficiency Framework for Sustainable and Standardised Assessment in Southeast Asia (SEA)

No education can exceed the quality of its teachers. This statement indicates that teachers’ competence is important in the education system. A professional teacher must have specific knowledge and skills, which are related to pedagogy, content, and technology in providing good quality mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century. The knowledge and skills need

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Implementing Flipped Classroom for Chinese Intellectual Property Lawyers

Flipped classroom is one of the alternative learning modalities beyond simply delivering lectures in the classroom and assigning homework for students at home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Wusong Law School, a commercial educational institution for Chinese lawyers, initiates the flipped classroom where both distance e-learning prior to the class and online collaborative activities are integrated

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How to Plan Urban Environments: Rethinking Criteria for Urban Planning

Urban Planning (UP) is about the ways a city should be structured. I address the meta-question of the criteria used to evaluate and judge the appropriateness of UP. The issue is pressing: given climate change, more extreme temperatures and weather conditions, and fast-growing populations in cities we need to rethink UP, its criteria and their

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Digital Piracy Case of Learning Materials in China: A Tough Challenge to Chinese Copyright Law

Digital piracy of learning materials is arguably considered as unlawful behavior of students under Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as “Chinese Copyright Law”), which has caused great harm to the copyright owners and licensed users. This study aims to examine the reasons for digital piracy of learning materials and

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TTV GUIDE TX Project: The Importance of Patient’s Values in Research

In health research, the participation of patients is essential, as it can contribute to increasing the acceptability and accessibility of health services, as well as improving both the quality and relevance of research. Knowledge based on one’s own experience with the disease, symptoms, therapy and the health system can complement scientific knowledge by providing broader

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COVID-19 Preventive Behavior of Young Adults Living With Elderly Through the Lens of Health Belief Model

To suppress the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of preventive measures, both promotive and interventive were taken. From small children to the elderly, socialization continues to be carried out. However, there are quite a lot of risk factors for the elderly group, including comorbidity and elderly age. Then how about individuals living with the elderly? This

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Audiovisual Translation Through NMT and Subtitling in the Netflix Series Summertime

Over the past few years, the rise of Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms has made it necessary to rethink entertainment media. Accessibility to their catalogues not only offers the audience the opportunity to choose among a variety of films, series, documentaries and other audiovisual resources but also to make use of

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Factors Associated With Videoconference Fatigue Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Government Hospital

This study was conducted to determine the presence of videoconference fatigue (VCF) and the factors associated with it. It was approached through an analytic, cross-sectional research design and a non-probability convenience sampling. The respondent’s demographic and videoconference (VC) profiles were obtained using a closed-ended questionnaire. A validated and reliable 15-item Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue (ZEF)

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Research Assessment: Finding Consensus With Marking Approaches

Assessment is important in any teaching and learning activity as it helps both the students and instructors identify their strengths and weaknesses. Despite this, reliability and validity of thereof is a topic of contention among the education community. There is an underlying unavoidable element of subjectivity which is inherent in assessments, that impacts on their

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Theoretical Framework on the Use of Art-Inspired Pedagogy in Early Childhood to Mitigate Urban Barriers

Cities around the world are changing rapidly, putting new pressures on the education system. Vietnam has particularly seen a period of rapid economic growth in many of its major cities. These urban environments can create both barriers and opportunities for learning. This paper aims to answer the question of if and how art-inspired pedagogy (AIP)

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Reading Aloud and Repeated Reading Strategy Based on the ‘Callan Method’ on the Development of the Students’ Reading Skills

This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of utilizing the reading aloud and repeated reading strategies of the Callan Method in improving the reading skills of the Grade 8 students from the selected high school in Surigao del Norte. The 29 students participating in this study have shown poor reading performance based on the

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Why the Leviathan Is a Mortal God: From Nominalism to Mortalism

This paper attempts to answer the question of why Leviathan is a mortal god in Leviathan, despite the fact that when sovereignty was established, it was intended to be immortal, but because of the many inconsistencies in sovereignty itself, the seeds of natural death were planted. But the reason for this, firstly, is that sovereignty

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Examine the Impact of Proactive Personality and Environmental Awareness on College Students’ Pro-environmental Behaviors

Although there are many pro-environmental and green studies, relatively little effort has been made to investigate the connections between proactive personality, environmental awareness, and pro-environmental behaviors. 316 college students in Taiwan participated in this study, and the partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) analysis was performed to evaluate the connections between proactive personality, environmental

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The Learning Portfolio of Taiwanese High School Students and Its Impact on National University Admissions

To improve the effectiveness of Taiwan’s primary and secondary school curriculum reform, in 2022, the Ministry of Education will make changes to the manner of university access. One of the main reasons for concern among students and the general public is the inclusion for the first time of learning portfolios among the university entry requirements.

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Teaching and Learning Process and Information and Communication Technologies From the Remote Perspective

This article reports the experience of the pedagogical consultants responsible for the curriculum development of Senac São Paulo courses when facing the emergency need to maintain the pedagogical process in their schools in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic. The urgent adjustment to distance education resulted in the improvement of the process and the

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The Silk Road of Siam the Country in the Western Central Region

This research has 4 objectives, but this presentation presents only one objective, which is to study the history of cultural tourism in the western central region. This research is a R&D research. The research hierarchy is 1) R1: Study documents and research related to the history of the central west region, 2 provinces, namely Kanchanaburi

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Scitocin: Development of Science Mobile Learning Application for Least Learned Competencies in Science 9

Among the science mobile learning applications that have been proposed, only a few have been developed and validated through least learned competencies. Three (3) least learned competencies in science 9 particularly in Living Things and Their Environment topics based on students’ performance and teachers’ perception were identified, namely: “Differentiate basic features and importance of photosynthesis

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Mental Health and Academic Performance in the New Normal

Mental health is still relatively new concern, in recent years there has been a shift toward a more socially acceptable attitude toward discussing it. Concerns about college students’ mental health are the subject of an ever-expanding body of research, which is currently being conducted in increasing numbers. The purpose was to assess the mental health

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Validation of Analysis by the Rule of Three on a Metropolitan International School Market: A Confirmatory Study

The international school market has grown almost exponentially over the past decade. To the point where in some metropolitan areas it has been observed in the press, that schools are not reaching a sustainable level of profitability. This has led to schools being sold off to international management companies, school chains having to rationalise operations

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Sinking in the Hooks: Technical Standards and De Facto Aid Tying in ODA Infrastructure Projects

The practice of tying aid – attaching conditions which force procurement from the donor country – is widely regarded as negative, with the OECD noting how the practice can increase costs and reduce the freedom of recipients to procure goods and services from other countries. Indeed, since 1979, the practice of aid tying has declined

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Strengthening Higher Order Critical Thinking Skills of C1 Level Students in a Classroom Environment

Higher-order critical thinking skills are essential in university settings because they enable students to succeed in their studies. However, they cannot be learned solely by course materials and articles; nevertheless, they must develop a critical thinker’s attitude or disposition. The two main objectives of this study were to examine whether students were enhancing their higher-order

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Critical Thinking (Ct) Skills Gap in Data-Driven Decision (Ddd) Making: An Exploration in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (Bfsi) Industry

In the era of AI-supported business operations, the underutilisation of critical thinking by employees poses a significant challenge. By relying on AI systems for decision-making, organisations risk overlooking the invaluable insights and creative problem-solving abilities that critical thinking brings. Harnessing the power of critical thinking in conjunction with AI technologies holds the key to unlocking

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Production of English Consonants by Yemeni EFL Learners of English: The Case of /p/ and /v/

EFL learners commonly strive to attain near-native English pronunciation. Nevertheless, Arab learners of English may incorrectly produce certain sounds of the English language due to their first language interference. The current study examined Yemeni EFL learners’ production of the English consonants /p/ and /v/. The study employed a quantitative case study design, and its speakers

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RE/CONNECT Virtual Exchange and Art Exhibition: A Framework for Creative and Meaningful International Exchange During COVID-19 Restrictions

One of the consequences of COVID-19 for Japanese art university students has been a narrowing of the educational experience. Many study abroad programs have yet to be resumed and international exchange opportunities dramatically decreased. The risks to student well-being and need for a new direction in post-COVID education have been recognized. One positive outcome was

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Work From Home and Distance Learning: Its Impact on Working Students’ Performance

This study aims to analyze the impact of work from home and distance learning on working students’ performance directly or mediated by work motivation, job satisfaction, and work life balance. The analysis is based on quantitative method. The population was working students at the Business and Economy Faculty in Indonesia Postgraduate Program, and had worked

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A Stylistic Analysis of the Use of Language in “L’État Z’Héros ou la Guerre des Gaous” by Maurice Bandaman

This article examines the stylistic analysis of the use of language in L’Etat zhéros où la guerre des gaous by Maurice Bandama. Every literary work is an expression of a language and if, consequently, it is inscribed as a social act in this language, it is at the same time an innovative individual formulation. Language

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Learner Experiences in an Activity-Based Online Course From a TPACK Perspective

In this study, we applied the TPACK framework to design and develop an online course on ‘Digital Storytelling in Education’ using the activity-based learning approach. The course was designed with different learning activities developed around the TPACK knowledge domains, to develop the techno-pedagogical skills of educators. It was offered over 4 consecutive academic years (2020-2023)

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The Turbulence of the Fin de Siècle: Arts Through the Looking-Glass of Intermediality

The paper addresses the fin-de-siècle period as a time when most intermedial processes became more visible, fruitful, and started playing a more substantial role. The epoch is investigated through the prism of intermediality which manifested itself as a valuable tool, process, and phenomenon in the development of arts and media – particularly through the birth

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Using the Interpretive Structure Model to Design the Department of Industrial Design Curriculum of the Interdisciplinary Ability

Scholars believed that only by focusing on cultivating students with multi-knowledge integration learning and problem-solving ability to be able to face changing environment. To become cross-disciplinary talents with the ability to solve today’s complex problems, the cross-field talents cultivated in the school must not only specialize in design professional knowledge, but also learn a variety

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Exploring Chinese Secondary Teachers’ Perception of Critical Thinking in Mathematics Teaching

The significance of developing students’ critical thinking has been widely recognized by educators. Critical thinking has been regarded as an important and necessary educational achievement as it empowers students to creatively contribute to their future chosen careers. Quantitative and qualitative methods are used in this study to examine the definition of critical thinking espoused by

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Unboxing the Pandora’s Box: The Educational Journey From Personal Stories to Inclusive Co-creation

Ethics may not be a core academic component in the University curriculum, although it is universally accepted to be an important aspect of education across different levels. In some institutions it can be incorporated into the common core, or as part of the general education programme, while in some institutions it may take the form

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Protecting a Minority Culture in a Bilingual Society: The Impact on Canadian Society of Laws Restricting English Use in Quebec

This paper presents the complex historical context and development of language laws and related government cultural policies at the federal and provincial level in Canada and examines the profound impact on Canadian society of laws restricting English use in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec. Landmark Canadian language laws are compared and contrasted, and the

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Intermedial Elements: Building Identity and Selfhood

The given paper is a case study of intermedial elements used to build distinct cultural identities and the image of selfhood in W. S. Maugham’s novel The Moon and Sixpence (1919) set in England, France, and Polynesia. The peculiarities of intermedial language used by the writer to enlarge the contextual field of his literary artefact

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Ethno-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EthnoSTEM) in Sama Mat-Weaving: Implications for Classroom Teaching

Mat weaving is culturally and economically significant among the Sama people of the province of Tawi-Tawi since time immemorial. This study sought to find concepts and processes of ethnoscience, ethnotechnology, ethnoengineering, and ethnomathematics (ethnoSTEM) present in weaving tepo, a hand-woven mat of the Sama, made from indigenously processed leaves of pandan or screw pine (pandanus

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Developing Students’ Transferable Skills Through Service Leadership of Inclusive Learning Community

One important aim of higher education is to develop students’ attributes and skills that can be applied in their future career. Apart from contributing to employability, the skills students gain during university experience can enhance personal and social capacity and prepare students to take leadership roles in the community. This paper presents a study examining

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A Perception Study of Multicultural Values: Applying Hofstede’s Values Survey Module in the Thai Setting

This paper aims to track the changes in Thailand’s cultural dimension score over a decade. The research methodology includes the target dissemination of Hofstede’s Value Survey Module 2013 to collect data online from corporate employees with 264 usable responses. Demographic data of respondents are majority female (54%), age 36 years and above (77%), graduated with

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Personality Types, Illness Cognition and Health-Related Quality of Life in Myocardial Infarction

The illness cognition approach proposes that individuals try to make sense of changes in their somatic state. Through the process of sense-making, individuals develop their models of illness. These models influence their coping strategies as well as their quality of life. Illness cognition has been studied as an independent variable related to health-related outcomes. However,

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Lecturers’ Experiences in Teaching STEM Courses Online During COVID-19: Case of a Zimbabwean University

This paper explains the university lecturers’ experiences of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 210 research participants were drawn from a single university in Zimbabwe, a developing country in southern Africa. While there exists literature on the online teaching approaches during COVID-19, this paper argues that there

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Exploring the Social Space of Filipino Catholics in Japan: [De]Ghettoization

Filipinos go to Japan for economic reasons but as they migrate for work, they bring along with them their ethnoreligious identity and heritage. Situated as “guests” in the Church of Japan, Filipino Catholics’ (FCs) ecclesial presence is marked by narratives of seclusion, marginality, and negotiation. Data are drawn from qualitative field research on selected church

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Intergenerational Differences and Inheritance of Marriage Between Born “Around-1975” and “After-1995” Groups Based on China

The globalised rise in late marriage and divorce rates is to some extent a reflection of life choices and attitudes towards marriage. China is a densely populated country, and after the one-child policy, most families have a pyramidal structure; in 2021, the Chinese government officially enacted the three-child policy, with the aim of stimulating and

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Online Survey About Depression and e-Psychotherapy in Kosovo During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak hit also Kosovo. Experts around the globe called for research and action in mental health field. Kosovo as one Low Middle Income country in Europe adapted its responses to those recommended in other countries affected by pandemics. Some of the resources that were being implemented (e-psychotherapy) were provided and expanded for use

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Taiwanese University Teachers’ Motivation and Language Choice for Scholarly Publishing

Within a global trend of academic publishing in English, publication in indigenous languages, nevertheless, in many contexts, continues to thrive. Multilingual scholars often need to negotiate international engagement and local commitment by publishing both in English and their first language. The study, based on individual in-depth semi-structured interviews with university bilingual teachers from social sciences

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Sound Instance: A Inner Soundwalk Through Life

The soundscape can be defined as a diverse collection of sounds available in the world that are related to different contexts and origins. These sounds serve as a means of communication, sharing information, and contributing to the well-being of society and other ecosystems. Murray Schafer, the author who originally introduced this concept, emphasizes the need

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Culturally Responsive Approach in STEAM Secondary School: Teachers Perceptions

To effectively teach the increasingly diverse students in United States public schools, educators must be aware, acknowledge, and be sensitive to the skills, culture, interests, and experiences our varied learners bring to the classroom. Furthermore, educators must connect students’ cultural knowledge to academic knowledge to relate the concept to students’ lives in meeting students’ academic

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Digital Application Literacy and the Modern Classroom

Pivoting to online learning in a pandemic posed challenges for educators, administrators, parents, and students. This exploration examined quantitative data establishing the disparities of access to computers and the internet for students, the likelihood of canceled classes, and differing experiences with virtual coursework or remote learning on paper for students based upon gender and race/ethnicity.

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Investigating the Impact of Educational Robotics on Underserved Students’ Career Interests

Among its many benefits, educational robotics has been found to increase in student completion of STEM degrees and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Given the national and international demand for a workforce trained in STEM areas, increasing student attitudes toward STEM and interest in careers in STEM areas is critical. Educational

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Research Labs: Cultivating Impact Through Collaboration

VCUarts Qatar is the branch campus of the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), located in Qatar Foundation’s Education City (Doha, Qatar). In 2022 the VCUarts Qatar campus formalized a Research Lab initiative in an effort to cultivate trans- and multi-disciplinary research for increased impact in the community, the classroom, and

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Caring Communities – Ready for a Collaborative Approach to Dementia?

Old age, care dependency and dementia pose particular challenges to those affected and their families. This paper presents participatory approaches to face these challenges, both theoretical and practical, focusing on the concept of the Caring Community. One form of a Caring Community is the dementia-friendly community where people with dementia and their families find the

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Special Education Teachers’ Mental Health After Reopening Schools During COVID-19

The aim of the present study was twofold: (a) explore special educators’ mental health after reopening schools amidst the pandemic, and (b) identify the psychological services that they might need. A total of 10 special education teachers represented the sample of the present study: three of which from middle schools, four of which from elementary

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Teaching and Learning in COVID-19 Situation: The Design of an Online Pedagogical Seminar Course

This study examined the effectiveness of an assessment approach that focuses on three aspects of presentation (content, presentation skills, and answering) in a seminar course. The research also investigated the relationship between presentation and student development, specifically regarding communication skills, teamwork, public speaking, and problem-solving abilities. The study also aimed to determine the feasibility of

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An Investigation on Role of Modern Management in Cultural Values and Spirituality for Organizational Development

One of the foremost organizational challenges of the future of work is how to maintain a culture when most, if not all, the employees are virtually distributed and may not even be employed by the organization in traditional ways. Spiritual values of the personnel are the prerequisites for the organizational health and development. This fact

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Picture Book Categorization Charts: Introducing Three North American Authors to Young Learners’ EFL Classrooms

Picture books are an important part of early language education. In addition, storytelling activities encourage students to communicate in authentic ways and to think critically. This presentation focuses on picture books by Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, and Arnold Lobel, who are well-known writers and illustrators of beloved picture books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar,

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Masculinities in Doraemon: A Critical Discourse Analysis

This study conducts a critical discourse analysis of the masculinities of male characters in Doraemon, a famous Japanese manga series. It aims to explore the masculinities in Doraemon from three perspectives: text, process, and society. The content analysis of the male characters in terms of their appearances, characteristics, behaviors, and values reveals major masculine traits

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Learning Material by Augmented Reality Technology About Korfball for Health

This research aimed to 1) develop the learning material by augmented reality technology about korfball for health according to the performance criteria of 80/80 and 2) study the students’ satisfaction after learning with the developed learning material. The samples in this research were the 50-1st year student in Physical Education and Health Education Faculty of

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English Language and Literature Education as a Tool for Opinion Formation and Influence

The present world, replete with strong opinions in the form of influencers and media houses, is a difficult place to navigate without the ability to think independently and the confidence to voice ideas. In Ayn Rand’s classic The Fountainhead, Ellsworth Toohey demonstrates the might of words that can mould popular opinion and shape history. In

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Educational Services for Students With Disabilities From Moving-In to Moving-Out of Chiang Mai University

The research objectives were to examine the state of educational services that Disability Support Services Center at Chiang Mai University (DSSCMU) provided to students with disabilities in compliance with the four strategies of education for individuals with disabilities in higher education under the Office of The Higher Education Commission. There were 59 participants in the

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How the Community Participative Courses Are Carried Out –From an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, three teachers from different department work on the project, and co-teach the course “Eco-Tourism and Community Narratives.” Students were led to the community affairs and public issues that were crucial to the community. How the course was carried out and the dilemma the teachers encountered were discussed,

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Rethinking Technology Literacy for Effective Technology Integration of Secondary Teachers

Technology integration is a popular topic in educational research that provides varying views on classroom implementation. More and more countries execute laws on educational reform to adapt to the progressive technological advances that require new sets of literacies from both teachers and learners. The main challenge for teachers in a developing country is not all

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Portrayals of Modern Girls’ Desires in Uno Chiyo’s and Suat Derviş’s Literary Works

The figure of the modern girl emerged in Turkey and Japan in the 1920s. Modern girls’ Westernised looks and progressive lifestyles made them a popular subject for authors and the media. However, the portrayals of modern girls by male authors and media outlets often relied on stereotypical depictions. This paper argues that the figure transcends

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Designing a Couse for Building Effective Pre-writing Skills of Academic Thesis

Today, the number of Japanese universities has decreased to less than 70%, requiring students to write a senior thesis as part of the graduation requirements (Kawaijuku, 2017). It may result from the weak motivation toward writing that Japanese students have. That might be because not a small number of students perceive writing a senior thesis

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A Comparison of Student Self-Assessment in Online and Face-to-Face Learning Environments

With the recent migration to online learning due to the global pandemic, the need to foster autonomous learners in English language courses has elicited much attention. Inherent to autonomy is the ability to assess one’s process and progress in learning. However, little research in student self-assessments has reviewed how online learning can impact this practice

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What Use a Qualifications Framework? The Impact of Qualifications Frameworks on Innovation for Online Learning in Australia and Malaysia

National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) have grown rapidly since the first generation of frameworks were established in the mid-1990s. They are designed for several purposes and uses, and are located amongst a set of other policy, socio-economic, and socio-material contexts, enmeshed in existing ideologies, systems, and practices, which shape what they can and cannot do. But

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A Survey of Japanese Learners of English With Diverse Proficiencies: What Makes Summary Assessment Difficult?

This study is a part of the four-year-granted project to develop an analytic rubric for EFL learners’ summary writing. The study aims to identify items that raters find difficult to score using the rubric mentioned below. It also examines the reasons for this difficulty, based on interviews with raters using open- and close-ended questionnaires. Seven

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Webinar Integration Within the Flipped Classroom Instructional Strategies From Learners’ Perspectives

Online videoconferencing has become very popular after the pandemic ravaged the globe. It’s exciting to imagine webinars in flipped classes. Webinars contain speeches from experts on many topics. Weekly webinars will be held with a different theme set before the beginning of the semester, encouraging students to share and discuss their experiences with teachers of

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Universal Design for Learning in Game Design Document of a Video Game to Develop Money Management Skills

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a model that has received a lot of attention in the last decade due to its commitment to inclusive education as it allows us to respond to diversity by addressing individual educational needs. From this perspective, it is proposed to elaborate a Game Design Document (GDD), which is

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The Design of a Pedagogical Seminar Course to Prepare Senior High School Students for Science and Technology Project

Regarding to the issue of building up the STEM workforce to drive Thailand move pass the middle-income trap, STEM school nurturing new generation STEM in high school education level was set. The pedagogy of learning in this school was designed by a backward design including the seminar course. In the first year of Grade 10th,

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Reducing Inequalities in East Asia: Challenge and Solution of Women in Modern China

In this essay, the effects of patriarchy on gender inequities are examined, along with methods for alleviating them in contemporary East Asian society. This study examines how gender equality has evolved in contemporary China, the social and political movements that have influenced it, as well as the developments in female education and economic reform that

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The Promotion of Technology-Based Analytical Problem-Solving Skills (aPSS) Based on the Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach and Through Adaptive Tutorial Feedback

The need to promote the aPSS of trainees in the technical-commercial sector results from various reasons. On the one hand, the digitalisation and automation of industrial production processes has led to increased demands on future maintenance staff. On the other hand, at the end of the dual initial training of electronics technicians for automation technology,

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Effects of Involvement Load of the Task on Japanese EFL Learners’ Lexical Network Changes

This study investigated the effects of task-induced involvement load (the Involvement Load Hypothesis; Laufer & Hulstijn, 2001), Search and Evaluation in particular, in an extensive reading on a change of lexical network perceived by EFL learners. Fifteen words from a reading material were chosen as target words. Ninety-five Japanese university students were divided into four

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Qualitative Study on the Problems of Successor Education in General Graduate Schools in Rural Area of Japan – A Perception Gap Between Parents and Children of Family Business

The purpose of this paper is to examine the problems of general graduate school education in rural areas of Japan from the aspect of successor training in family business. In addition to working for their family business or other companies, some successors seek postgraduate education for succession training. However, some of them have to enter

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Coaching and Mentoring Teachers to Accommodate Students With Learning Disabilities in Elementary Inclusive Classrooms

Research objectives were to investigate 1) teachers’ knowledge of coaching and mentoring methods and selecting appropriate teaching accommodation of both Thai language and mathematics in inclusive classrooms and 2) teachers’ performance competence, after receiving training, to select and utilize appropriate accommodations and/or modifications for individualized student’s lesson plan. The subjects were 10 Thai language and

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Role of Study Abroad in the Path to Teaching English in English Among Japanese Teachers

Even with the newly issued and adopted Course of Study by the Japanese Ministry of Sports, Education, and Science, and Technology (MEXT), the use of English in junior high and high school English classrooms is far from 100 percent. The current project used individual interviews to investigate the professional development of English teachers at public

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Learning From the Ground: How Mathematics Teachers View Collaboration Through the Learning Action Cell Program

Teacher professional development is as important as the education of students in schools. The Professional Learning Community (PLC) is one of the effective bottom-up strategies for professional development as it gives teachers opportunities to collaborate and share experiences and expertise, rather than merely receive knowledge from an expert outsider. The Learning Action Cell (LAC) is

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Subject Site Usability to Student Well-Being and Burnout–Understanding the Pathway

A considerable amount of research has been conducted to learn about various factors contributing to student well-being and burnout, but there have been few studies that considered both individual and external factors together in understanding these in the context of online and blended learning. A moderated mediation model is used to understand the relationship between

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The Study Conceptual of Professional Learning Community and Teacher’s Practice in School in Thailand

The research aims to study the concept of the teacher professional learning community and the practice of using the teacher professional learning community process. This research collects data from 360 teachers by using online questionnaires. Questionnaires consist of multiple choices about general information, the concept of teacher professional learning community, and rating scale questions about

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Transformational Business Education for Resilience and Economic Sustainability

The paper suggests a perspective on improvements in business education which will be reflected in the firms’ improved resilience and economic sustainability. The research aims to test the hypothesis that “pre-determined contents of the business courses become insufficient for the development of students’ improvisation to find solutions to challenges occurring in an uncertain environment.” This

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Development of Multimedia for Improving English Listening Comprehension Skill for Grade-2 Students

The research objectives were to 1) develop quality multimedia for improving English listening comprehension (ELC) skills for Grade students. 2) compare the learning achievement scores of students Pre-Post-Listening Test. 3) study the effectiveness index (EI) of learning achievement scores, and 4) study the students’ satisfaction after using multimedia for improving ELC skills. The population consisted

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Investigating Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematics Proficiency and Critical Citizenship in the Design of Social-Issue-Themed Mathematics Online Lessons

Conditions that recently threatened the breakdown of social order led the authors to question the role of mathematics in addressing these conditions. In the light of these conditions, this study aimed to explore the tension between the need for pre-service secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) to be mathematically proficient and society’s expectations of them to develop

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Implementing Soft Skills in Education Through Use of Internships

Many accounting and business students in the United States are required to complete an internship before graduation yet others are not. Several studies have documented the importance of these internships. There are many advantages to having an internship however, that are often overlooked by some colleges when creating curriculum. Internships not only assist students in

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Unpacking the Impact of Network Organization on Knowledge Creation: A Case Study in the Sino-foreign University

The emerging knowledge economy and disruptive information technologies significantly impacted and challenged the university. Due to the drawbacks of cumbersome procedures and rigid reporting lines (Kotter, 2014), the traditional hierarchical structure adopted by the universities severely hinders flexible cross-departmental collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation within universities. As a potential solution, network organization is proposed due to

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Promoting Learner Autonomy Through Extensive Reading

This study focused on 165 Japanese medical university students who engaged in extensive reading (ER) activities outside the classroom for two semesters. It aimed to see if ER could enhance their capacity to become more autonomous learners. This was because ER was designed as an activity to be done outside the classroom and primarily left

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How to Implement Innovative Education in Senior High Schools?: From an Entrepreneurial Leadership Perspective

In the rapidly changing global environment, innovative education in senior high schools serves as an important connecting link in the process of cultivating talents, and the leadership of principals is also the core of school reform. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore how to develop innovative education in senior high schools through

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Surviving Distance Learning Calculus: Students’ Perspective, Practices, Experience and Performance on a Modular Instruction Class

The absence of in-person classes due to COVID-19 compelled the teacher-researcher to deviate from the traditional face-to face class and lecture instruction delivery. This cycle 2 of an action research study using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model determined the students’ perspective, practices, and performance on a fully modular calculus class. Survey questionnaires, reflective journals, and focus

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Remembering the Future: Making Art & Design Education Relevant in a Decolonizing, Globalizing Pakistan

At the dawn of 21st century the idea of decolonization was getting stronghold in every field of life. The concept was considered to be an essential integer for global harmony. In Pakistan, it took around two more decades to create awareness and to popularize the notion in a way that engaged the thinkers, academics, policy

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Can Virtual Theater Fulfill the Function of Live Theater in COVID–19 for Tertiary Level Dance Program Stakeholders?

As the coronavirus pandemic affected tertiary level dance education worldwide, relevant stakeholders responded to the unprecedented change to online modality, by pursuing virtual theater as a solution to the absence of the live theater format. This study examined the perceptions of tertiary level dance program stakeholders on the efficacy of virtual theater as a substitute

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Public Debt and Economic Growth: Case of South-American Nations

The objective of this study is to give an overview of public debt in South-American nations from 2000 through 2019. In addition, this research seeks to find out the relationship between public debt and economic growth in these nations. To achieve the objectives, the descriptive statistics is provided and followed by the regression analysis. The

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Significant Effectiveness of Transformative Teaching and Learning for Five (5) Years in UNIMAS, Malaysia: A Meta-Analysis Study

This paper discusses the significant effectiveness of Transformative Teaching and Learning for five (5) Years in the University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. The transformative learning process is often described as cognitive and rational, but it may also incorporate imagination, intuition, effect, and soul-work (Sivagnanam, 2016). The findings are based on a meta-analysis study involving 5-year

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Higher Education Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic: Students’ Perspectives on Design Thinking: A Q-methodology Study

The purpose of this study is to examine and categorize the epistemological views of college students and correlate and group those who share similar patterns of views regarding the use of Design Thinking (DT) in their Philosophy course at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, Philippines. Q-Methodology which is a mixed research method was used

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Learners’ Perceptions of Difficulties in Orally Producing English Sentences

Japanese English learners struggle to speak English as they have few opportunities to use it in a truly immersive setting. We attempted to develop a new system for English-speaking practice to address this challenge. Our research suggests that Japanese students feel challenged when using English words and phrases orally, even if they know them. This

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The Faceless Learners, the Perplexed Instructors, and the Dilemma of Webcams: A Survey of Instructors at Two Bahraini Universities

After more than two years of teaching remotely in an emergency mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic (between March 2020 and October 2022), the interaction between university students and instructors in Bahrain has shifted tremendously due to the lack of social, visual, and physical presence associated with the more traditional face-to-face teaching practice. This paper

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The Way to Global Peace: A Buddhist Perspective

Global peace is a model of freedom, peace and pleasure among and within all nations and people. Global peace is an ideal of terrestrial non-violence by which nations keenly cooperate, either voluntary or by virtue of a system of governance that prevents conflict. The term is occasionally used to refer to a closure/end of enmity

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Examining Dialogic Opportunities in Higher Education: Lessons Learned From Dialogue Courses for Jewish Students

An academic student dialogue is a facilitated discussion that provides an opportunity for students in higher education to share perspectives and experiences, while at the same time challenging participants to understand why they hold certain views and attitudes. Because dialogues for secular and religious Jewish students in Israel aim to understand and discuss different viewpoints

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Design an Online Escape Game on Gather Town to Foster Electrical Troubleshooting Skills

Online learning has become increasingly important and widespread in the post-epidemic era. However, in the absence of adequate interaction, learners may lose motivation, attention, and experience anxiety, thus reducing learning efficiency. Game-based learning can improve student motivation and attention, and the integration of real-world scenarios and tasks into games is believed to promote learner engagement

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Design and Evaluation of an Online Educational Game for the Development of Communication and Response Skills in the Service Industry

The service industry has the closest contact with people, and frontline service personnel usually need to face all customer’s problems. In response to the post-epidemic learning trend, many service industry training has started using distance learning. Online learning is more challenging to create a sense of the context of a real situation to arouse learners’

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Child Q: A Case Study of the Adultification of Black Girls in Schools

Sylvia Ikomi is an early career researcher who is completing an Economic and Social Research Council Stuart Hall Foundation 1 + 3 PhD studentship in education at the University of Leeds. In 2022 the news of the strip searching of a Black secondary school girl (now referred to as Child Q) in a school/academy in

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Analysis of Time Management, Problem-Solving Ability and Automotive Electrical Competence

In the 21st century, the industrial revolution 4.0 and regulations limiting fossil fuel use have caused the automotive industry to compete to create environmentally friendly vehicles. Electric-based vehicles are the right solution for future vehicles. Therefore, the workforce’s ability in the electricity field is urgently needed. Therefore, there is a need to improve the quality

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Ethics and Cultures’ Reflections in TEFL Learners in the Globalization Era

This study is to explore answers to the questions, ‘Can Cultures be Separated from Ethics in Education?’ And ‘What should educators do to ensure the connection of these important elements in teaching contexts in the globalisation era?’ The questions were raised when I conducted courses of Master’s in Education where students from different countries and

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“I Like to Chew on the Words..”: Older Adults with Low-Vision Talk about Reading

In this paper, I present research on the experience of reading by older adults (80+) with low-vision. Conducted in collaboration with a Montreal community organization, RECLAIM, we have spoken with older adults about their what they like to read, when they like to read, how they read, what digital devices they have that would allow

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The Missing Link in Higher Design Education: Ethics and Social Responsibility

The design profession is an important part of higher education in the arts. Students are guided and shaped in the process of becoming a qualified designer. Qualified designers need not only to learn technical skills, they also need to learn ethics and social responsibility. Data shows that existing design education only informs students of what

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The Chinese Language Teacher Competencies in the Eastern Economics Corridor of Thailand

This research aimed to (1) survey the problem of Chinese Language Teachers development in EEC area, (2) create the Chinese Language Teacher’s Competencies for the EEC area, and (3) provide the guidelines for developing Chinese Teacher’s Competencies for the EEC area. In order to achieve the research purpose, the research methodology was divided into parts.

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The Influence of Financial Assistance on Student’s Academic Achievement: A Case-Based Research Study

Purpose: The motive of this inductive research study was to explore the influence of financial assistance in the form of scholarship and to identify the factors that affect the academic achievement of university students. This study also aims to compare the academic achievement of scholarship and non-scholarship students. Methodology: 26 Semi-structured interviews and purposive sampling

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Students’ Views of Art Education as Their Future Career

Art has long been an important subject of the education system. In Vietnam, teaching arts is taken a solid position as a subject of the education system from primary to tertiary education level. However, little is known about the situation and the need for transformation in the way students are trained to become art teachers.

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Culturally Responsive Professional Development: Cultivating Early Childhood Teachers’ Multicultural Teaching Competence

This paper presents a study examining the effectiveness of a Hong Kong based teacher professional development program conducted in 2018-2019. The 60-hour program empowers early childhood teachers to embrace culturally responsive classroom teaching. Its objective is to develop teachers’ multicultural competence and increase their capacity in planning curricula and designing learning and teaching activities for

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The Complexities of Complexity: Ways and Reasons to Measure Complexity in L2 Writing

There are many ways to measure students’ written second language (L2) performance and one way to measure it is using complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF). Teachers rarely use these measures; however, these measures are often used in L2 acquisition research. Research on CAF measures began in the 1980s when researchers started to point out a

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Design and Evaluation of an Online Workplace Promotion Decision Analysis Training Game With Provided Simulation Context

Appropriate appraisal methods and promotion conditions are one of the most important issues that companies must face in their sustainable development. The promotion decision team also faces the problem of different audit experiences and decision-making. This study designed a highly realistic remote educational game to simulate the promotion of a company manager as the theme

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Latino Parents’ Knowledge Affects Their Understanding of Incoming Kindergarten Students’ Needed Educational Knowledge to Succeed Academically

The problem being addressed by this study is the lack of Latino parental knowledge of prekindergarten resources available to students in Central Ohio that will help the students be prepared for kindergarten. In Ohio, 1/3 of students start kindergarten underprepared (Fischbein et al., 2016). The inability to speak English at the appropriate grade level can

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A Comparative Analysis of the Self-Perceived and Actual Grammatical Competence in English of Filipino Grade 12 Students in Metro Manila

Is there a difference between a person’s self-perceived and actual grammatical competence in English? This descriptive study uses a quantitative approach to compare the levels of self-perceived and actual grammatical competence in English of Filipino Grade 12 students in Metro Manila according to sex, income class, type of school attended, foreign travel experience, movie preference,

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Comparative Policy Design Analysis: An Integrated Approach for Unpacking the Education Policies of Finland, Singapore, and Australia

In complementary to framing comparative policy analysis by policy cycle and policy sub-systems approaches, this article aims to articulate the policy design perspectives to comparative policy studies. We argue that comparing policy causations, policy instruments, policy interventions, and evaluation strategies across countries from different comparative angles helps to redefine the commonalities and differences that go

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Implementing Stop Motion in Learning Quadratic Functions to Develop Mathematical and Global Competence for Students in Vietnam for the Sustainable Development Goals

In this research, 10th – grade students at To Van On high school in Vietnam participated in a Project Based Learning (PBL) with three stages. In the first stage, the students collaborated together to do some research on quadratic functions and Stop Motion technique as well. In the second stage, the students studied the local

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Land Art Creation and Environmental Space Beautification

The research purpose of this paper is to study the influences of Land art creation on the beautification of environmental space and the aesthetics of life. Artists use their experience to create Land artworks in urban squares, manhole covers, and rural pastoral fields. The research methods are to classify the themes of the works of

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Creativity in the Preschool Classroom

Polaroid photography in the early childhood classroom has been a subject, which is usually excluded from some early childhood curricula or small group activities because of its media being something of the past. This paper supports the value of polaroid photography in young children’s play and small group activities in an early childhood classroom. Utilizing

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Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) of Students’ Interest Based on Mathematics Content Domain

Predicting students’ performance is essential in both educational and machine learning contexts. Prediction of students’ performance will facilitate in the development of relevant future study plans for students. In this paper, the objective of the study is to validate the main components of mathematical subject by using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The study focus on

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The Identity of People With Disabilities: Advancing Through a Study on Self-Determination and Self-Knowledge

The concept of identity has been a research topic for hundreds of years. Researchers have considered the influences of culture, physical development, and interpersonal relationships to describe how a person’s identity, or self-concept, develops. Another aspect of a person’s self-concept involves physical, mental, or learning disabilities. A study was conducted in southeastern Spain in 2021

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Examining the Relationships Between Distance Education Students’ Self-Efficacy and Their Achievement

This study aimed to examine the relationships between students’ self-efficacy (SSE) and students’ achievement (SA) in distance education. The instruments were administered to 100 undergraduate students in a distance university who work as migrant workers in Taiwan to gather data, while their SA scores were obtained from the university. The semi-structured interviews for 8 participants

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Exploring Guided Imagery, Mindfulness Meditation and Cognitive Restructuring As Therapeutic Techniques for Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD occurs due to direct or indirect exposure to traumatic events, leading to prolonged psychological distress. Its symptomatology ranges from the experience of intrusive thoughts to continued avoidance of stimuli. A few physiological symptoms include heightened arousal and reactivity, which can be observed as rage outbursts, restlessness, reckless behaviour without regard for consequences, hypervigilance, sleep

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On the Identification and Suppression of Hate Speech in Online Contexts

This paper focuses the issue of identifying indirect hate speech on digital platforms. In previous studies, the authors have addressed automated flagging and suppression of hate speech in YouTube material. We found that such operations are characterized both by problems pertaining to the vagueness of the hate speech concept, as well as a problem compounding

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Gender Analysis for the Pre-university Education Sector in Albania

Gender equality concept is unquestionably linked to the quality in the education system, as the foundations of the intellectual and social development of children. Achievement of gender equality in education system is an important challenge not only for the children but also for all responsible government institutions and their respective education and social policies. While

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Exploring Protective Factors of Resilience Among College Students

This study investigates possible protective factors that contribute to different mental health outcomes based on the resilience portfolio model. Using an explanatory sequential mixed methods design, the study first explores whether certain protective factors namely social support, regulatory strength, meaning making strength, and interpersonal strength would be associated with four distinctive mental health outcomes typologized

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Research on the Effect of Multimedia Teaching on the Outcome of Interior Design License Examinations

This research examines interior design drawing as a research approach. For a long time, the primary teaching method of interior design drawing focused on a traditional hand-drawing experience but this teaching method did not keep pace with the times. Therefore, this research aims to explore the application of Multimedia Teaching assisted with interior design detail

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Internal Protective Factors of Chinese Rural Students’ Academic Resilience

Youths are future pillars and valuable assets of a society. The large rural youth population defines the sustainability of tomorrow’s labor market. Empirical studies consistently suggest that Chinese rural students’ educational development is under considerable socio-economic and cultural threats (e.g., unprivileged family SES & unsupportive rural parental ethnotheories) (Kong et al., 2021), while little is

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Investigating the Impact of Interdisciplinary Experience on the Learning Performance of Industrial Design Students

This study explores the impact of three different interdisciplinary experience student groups on the learning outcomes of industrial design students (without interdisciplinary learning process, participating in interdisciplinary activity courses, and participating in complete interdisciplinary courses). To understand what kind of learning experience can effectively improve students’ cross-disciplinary teamwork ability and the differences in the complete

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Identifying Needs for Ankle-Foot-Orthosis and Orthosis Provision Services Through Interview Analysis of Japanese Stroke Patients

Japan has approximately 1.74 million stroke patients, accounting for 16% of the elderly (age ≥ 65) who are eligible for nursing care. Stroke patients with lower limb disabilities often use a short-foot orthosis as a tool to improve their balance and walking ability. However, some ankle-foot-orthosis users stop using them and suffer a decline in

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Student Violence in Schools – An Emerging Challenge for Educators

Teacher well-being continues to gather increased attention in the contemporary educational scenario. School-based violence is a significant contributor to the detrimental experiences of educators, including various forms of violence perpetrated by students. Even though research in this area has received global attention over the past decade, the paucity of ample evidence- base for strategies for

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Risk Analysis of Newspaper Articles Based on the First and Second Language of an Individual

Newspapers are a medium that spreads awareness about current day events, based on which individuals make decisions. In order to better understand decision making under conditions of risk, this study focused on decisions made by individuals – in regard to the Foreign Language Effect (FLE) – in their day-to-day life. Literature around FLE makes note

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Gaming Motivation: Developing a New Tool to Measure Psychological Motivations to Play Video Games

Video games are rapidly becoming a part of our daily life, both for entertainment and learning purposes and people of every age play them. The literature about gaming motivation has exponentially increased in recent years and researchers are thriving to understand what pushes people into playing video games by building scales that are able to

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Promoting Student Interaction in Online Educational Environments With Engageli

Online educational scenarios are characterized by major challenges concerning the promotion of interaction, both between instructors and students and among students themselves. Traditional videoconferencing tools do not favor interaction as they have been designed for a more lecture-based format. Therefore, it is necessary to look for additional technologies that encourage active learning methodologies in online

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Academic Self-concept, Global Self-esteem, and Social Integration of Students With Special Educational Needs in Higher Education

Inclusive education (IE) regulates that students with learning difficulties or with special educational needs (SEN) should study in the mainstream classrooms. Past research in the primary and secondary schools suggested that students with SEN showed lower self-concepts and experienced negative feelings about learning in mainstream classrooms. In the meantime, more and more students with SEN

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Factors Associated With Students’ Attitudes Towards Sexuality and Sexuality Education: An Exploratory Study

Adolescents become active in exploring sexual relationships and are likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors. Empirical research shows that school-based sexuality education (SBSE) is effective in preventing risky sexual behavior and promoting healthy sexual life. Research also reveals that effectiveness of SBSE depends largely on adolescents’ attitudes towards sexuality and SBSE. Objectives: To provide

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Relationship Between Ability to Endure Depression and Acceptance of Comfort

A high “ability to tolerate depression,” which is the ability to adaptively handle emotions that are unacceptable to oneself, is effective in recovering from negative situations. However, there are times in life when we encounter serious negative situations from which we cannot recover on our own, and we need to receive comfort from others. In

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The Development of the ESP Process-Genre Writing Course for Thai Business Administration Undergraduates: The Closer Look at the Student Experiences

In Thailand, English writing is crucial for career advancement and workplace communication. Nevertheless, empirical evidence has suggested that English writing is not typically emphasized in English language curricula offered at Thai universities, and there are limited English writing courses tailored to specific needs of business administration students. Thus, this study aims to develop the ESP

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Examination of Peace Values in Japanese EFL Textbooks for Peace Education: From the Perspectives of the Language of Peace Approach and Systemic Functional Linguistics

This presentation introduces a study that examined peace values inherent in Japanese EFL textbooks for lower secondary schools (LSS), aiming at incorporating peace education into English education. Peace education is educational practice that provides learners with skills in understanding the causes of violence, and finding alternative solutions to it, to promote peace. It should be

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Biased Survival Expectations and Behaviours

We study biased survival expectations across two domains and examine whether they influence health and financial behaviours. Combining individual-level longitudinal, retrospective, and end of life data from several European countries for more than a decade, we estimate time-varying individual level bias in ‘survival expectations’ (BSE) and compare it to biased ‘meteorological expectations’ (BME). We exploit

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Design and Evaluation of an Online Interactive Story Game for Learning the Theory of Love Attachment Style

Love is one of the most important issues in life, and everyone may have different attachment styles of love, including their behaviors and attitudes in relationships. Learning to identify one’s attachment style of love can help us understand our needs and build good relationships with others. This study proposes a multi-path contextual interactive story game

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Empowering Teachers to Become Peacebuilders

This qualitative study analyses the perceptions that a group of TEFL trainees at a private university in Santiago, Chile have on violence, conflict, and peace during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study is framed within the theories of Johannes Galtung (1996, 2004) whose main contribution to the field of peace research deals with the concepts of

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Designing the Support Framework for New Students in the Postgraduate Module “Open and Distance Education: Theory, Institutions and Operations” at the Open University

Student support has been at the core of the research interests of the practitioners and the organizations that provide distance learning services since the very beginning. Besides their individual needs and capabilities, distance learning students have specific common characteristics that are linked to the context in which they study, which differs from the traditional way

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Of Social Imaginary and Violence: How Did Indonesia Diminish Its Extremist Threat?

In the early 2000s, Indonesia witnessed a proliferation of militant terror activity in the wake of Suharto’s downfall. Whilst not wanting to downplay the risk posed or the appalling loss wrought by multiple attacks, the worst of the threat predictions largely failed to materialize, at least strategically. It is a situation that raises interesting questions

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University Students’ Motivations and Attitudes Towards Online Learning in the Post-pandemic Era: A Comparative Study

With the growth of emerging technologies and the recession of the pandemic, online learning remains a crucial tool for assisting students in their academic pursuits. Despite that studies have shown that learners’ motivation and attitudes are key elements influencing student performance, especially in online learning scenarios, little is known about students’ current motivations and attitudes

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Qualitative Study: Disruption and Violence Among Primary School Students in the Lahore District of Punjab Pakistan

Children’s welfare has been impacted by the global problem of school violence. Few studies have examined how school features in public primary schools serve Asian cultures, It poses a serious risk to students’ social, familial, and personal well-being. The study’s goals were to examine the type and degree of disruption that results in violence among