Month: March 2022

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Curriculum Innovation Landscapes: Early Childhood Education [ECE] Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand

Innovation traverses many organisational landscapes and inspires those who work there to use creativity to shape current and future practice and curriculum development. We wanted to learn more about what curriculum innovation was happening in the early childhood education [ECE] sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and what inspired it. This research project explored the role

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Examining the Impact of Classroom Group Identity Development in an Urban Chemistry Classroom

In this grounded theory study, we follow the cases of two marginalized female students in their Regents High School Chemistry class. Both traditionally and historically, chemistry has been viewed as a challenging field of study, one promoting elite status stereotypes that often alienate and hamper students’ capacity for achievement in science. Especially now that we

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Centralization of Faculty Systems/Processes for an Improved Faculty Experience

There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. These include the faculty management system (FMS), student

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University Students’ Perceptions of Using a Communication Platform for English Speaking Courses

Attributable to the fast pace of globalization, demand for effective English speaking skills has been growing rapidly. It is clear that a greater enhancement of the communication skills of university students is a critical mission of English educators. At the current time, an array of communication platforms is being used across different education levels. The

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The Role of Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning in Building Resilience Among Racial-Ethnic Minority University Students During COVID‐19 and Beyond

The normal school calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic was dramatically altered as schools were closed with many adopting online learning programs. As schools reopened and worked to transition learners back into the classroom, teachers and learners faced numerous challenges including adapting to the new ways of interacting and learning. Many learners reported back to school

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Interpreting International Students’ Experiences in Terms of Their Higher Education Academic Integration

Internationalization of higher education in Central European countries is increasing. In addition to their quality of education, higher education institutions are taking advantage of its geographical location, attracting foreign students into their corpus maximizing a multicultural environment. Research is needed in the field of international students’ experiences from central European countries. Therefore, the present report

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Envisioning the Future: Ten Keys to Enhance Resilience Predictors Among Inmates

This study examines the impact of the program Envisioning the Future (EF) by Patrizio Paoletti Foundation on the predictors of resilience among male inmates. EF offers ten keys encompassing the main neuroscientific findings and daily practices for resilience. With the collaboration of the University of Padua, EF was implemented in Padua prison during the Covid-19

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DDMATH: New Approaches for Teaching Mathematics to Blind and Visually Impaired Students

This presentation is about DDMATH (https://ddmath.eu), a project funded by ERASMUS+ that brings together partners from 4 European Countries (Italy, Germany, Poland and France) under the coordination of the Association Paccini in Italy. The project targets blind and visually impaired students as well as their teachers with the aim to facilitate their learning of mathematics.

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A Precursor to Change: How Understanding Faculty Change Readiness Can Support EDI Change Initiatives

Begun with a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant in 2017, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at CU Denver has engaged in several student success initiatives targeting underrepresented minority (URM) students within STEM-related fields. In the five years since receiving the grant, CLAS has undertaken several initiatives (e.g., workshops, advising practices, student experience,

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Resilience, Social Support, and Coping in First-Generation Immigrant University Students in the Era of COVID‐19‐related Depression, Anxiety and Stress

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been suggested as a trauma and stress related event associated with increased depression, anxiety and stress among university students. Among the populations most affected by the pandemic were first-generation immigrant students in the United States. University students with the combined status of being immigrants and first-generation have increased risk

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Challenges and Opportunities: Musicals in China in the Era of Covid-19 Pandemic

The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly affected every single aspect of human life, resulting in devastating socio-economic challenges across the world. After the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, China’s performing arts market has shrunk as a whole, the performance market has repeatedly stopped, and the musical industry in China has been in trouble. This paper, however,

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The Study of the Visual Effects of Depth Creations and Perspectives in New Egyptian Archeological Discoveries

Many researchers have worked on the analytical study of the ancient Egyptian art executed in two dimensions as paintings or reliefs depending on the famous squared grid, which was the main guide for the artist to maintain standard proportions in drawing. But in this research I have attempted to base my own analysis and theories

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Culture as Data: Notes on the Ontological and Methodological Implications of the Network Turn

After the nine turns in cultural studies as famously described by Doris Bachmann-Medick, here comes another, perhaps among all the most profoundly transformative for the humanities. The network turn – proclaimed in the book of the same title (Ahnert, Coleman and Weingart 2020) – represents a timely reaction to the progressive datafication of the modern

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The Translation and Dissemination of Wuthering Heights in China from the Perspective of Pierre Bourdieu’s Field Theory

The reception of foreign literary works in other counties experiences translation, publication and dissemination. This study’s objective is to explore the reception of Wuthering Heights in China by adopting Descriptive Translation Studies and Empirical Research studies. The Historical and Archival Research methods and Close Reading methods were applied. The materials were two versions of Wuthering

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Designing for the Future: Professionalizing the Field of Curriculum Design in the Age of EdTech

Contemporary realities, such as the technology-immersed lives of students and world events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasized the critical need for more effective EdTech curriculum that ensures that all students have access to high-quality, engaging, learning experiences. Yet, effective models for the systematic design of curricular programs are lacking in the literature, especially

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Why Parents Do What They Do: Developing and Validating a Survey for the Mathematical Lives of Parents and Children

Learner variability presents an enormous challenge for teachers and schools. Even as early as kindergarten, incredible learner diversity exists in terms of children’s early learning experiences, especially in mathematics. Research has shown that this variability begins in the home environment, where parents and caregivers have the biggest impact on the child’s readiness for school. Regular,

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A Redesign of Principal Education Program During the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 pandemic around the world entailed an uncertain reality for higher education system. We, at the Faculty of Education, of a well-known and established teacher education college, felt the need for documenting this transformation focusing mainly on challenges and obstacles in teacher education during the crisis. In this respect, we invited lecturers to share their

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Curriculum Publications Concerning Seven Countries: A Bibliometric Analysis

This study reports a bibliometric analysis providing a bird’s-eye view of publications on curriculum pertaining to Australia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, India and Estonia. Bibliometric analysis enables an overview of the scholarly production within a field. Systematic searches of the Scopus database were conducted to identify relevant peer- reviewed journal articles, and their bibliometric

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Trauma-Informed English Language Teaching to Adults

This qualitative paper examines trauma-informed teaching of English as a second language (ESL) to adults. Trauma is highly prevalent worldwide, and post-traumatic stress negatively affects language learning. A review of the literature identified five major principles for trauma-informed learning: safety, agency, a foregrounding of student identities, recognition of strengths, belonging, and meaning. However, very few

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Learning to Express Pain: Book-based Medical Expression AAC Learning for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices emerged in the 1980s as an effective communication support technology for individuals with complex communication needs . Naturally, AAC has been used in the special education field, especially gaining its popularity among individuals with developmental disabilities. Research shows that exposure to the AAC system helps individuals with developmental disabilities

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Egyptian EFL Writers’ and Instructors’ Perceptions of Peer Written Feedback

The principal aim of this study is to compare between the perceptions of peer feedback (PF) and teacher feedback (TF) as viewed by adult Egyptian L2 writers. That aim is pursued to address the lack of abundancy of that line of research in Egypt, and particularly targeting adult L2 writers. Consequently, the study is guided

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Children’s Incidental Learning of English Through Cartoons: An Italian Case Study

The presentation concerns a qualitative and longitudinal case study of two young Italian children acquiring English incidentally, while enjoying cartoons in a domestic environment. The data from a log kept by a participant observer over eight years are investigated to reconstruct the main steps of the process, from reception to various forms of production. Unlike

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Inclusive Research With People With Intellectual Disabilities as Co-researchers – Towards Emancipation

Inclusive research covers various forms of participation of researchers with disabilities in the research process. Its idea is that non-disabled researchers create conditions for cooperation ensuring the maximum — meeting the needs of both parties — involvement of people with disabilities. It focuses on issues important primarily for the population of people with disabilities (co-researchers

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Exploration of the Relationship Between Housing Conditions and Cultural Capital in Hong Kong

Due to the over-population and less land supply, the housing condition in Hong Kong is undersupplied, which leads to nearly 30% were under 25 lived in subdivided flats. Till now, no research study examined the cultural capital and housing conditions among the youngsters. Therefore, this study aims to i) explore the characteristics among the subdivided

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Reimagining Faculty Management with APL nextED Faculty Management System to Improve All of Academic Operations

There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. These include the faculty management system (FMS), student

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Research of the Art Creation on the Virtual and Real Integration of Augmented Reality

In recent years, due to the rise of the metaverse, the virtual and real integration of argumental reality has gradually been applied in various industries. Among them, the art creations based on the image process technology have played an important role in virtual objects, which are integrated into the computer screen usually should be a

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Axiomatic Dimensional Analysis of Art in the Visual Culture of the Ibibio People of Nigeria

The research into visual culture, vis-à-vis art praxis and product, keeps on turning up as tangential to the history, context and practice of socio-cultural variables prevalent in specific cultural settings, despite the fundamentality of image flows and visual technologies in both the rural and urban domains of contemporary society. This study focused on this hiatus,

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Visual Culture Strategies for Right-Brain Learning in the Early Stages of Maltese as a Foreign Language

The left side of the brain has historically been thought to be the centre of language processing during language acquisition. However, current research indicates that the right brain plays an important initial role in assisting learners to identify the fundamental sounds related to a language. Therefore, by merely familiarising a student with the way a

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Just a Sham? – An Empirical Investigation of Homeowners’ Misperception of Self-sufficiency in the Context of Fossil-fueled Heating in Germany

To reduce the consumption for space heating and hot water, a transition from individual fossil-fueled heating to district heating (DH) is crucial. Although DH can present a more cost-efficient and comfortable solution, private homeowners still prefer their individual fossil-fueled heating based on gas and oil. Since previous studies on households’ choices for heating systems provide

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What Draws Young Men Overseas? Identifying the Impact of Overseas Business Experiences on Young Men in Dickens’s Life and Novels

In this article, I focus on the impact of overseas business experiences on the young men in Dickens’s life and fiction, and how their absence and return propel his novel plots. Dickens’s lifetime (1812–70) parallels the expansion of the British Empire. I mention that Dickens’s five sons obtained jobs overseas, and Dickens fully acknowledged the

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Tragedy to Triumph: Utilizing a Graphic Novel and Instructional Design to Sustain the Culture, Heritage and Resilience of a Community

Arts, design and education can powerfully combine to create relevant and impactful place- and community-based educational resources that engage interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives. This study will discuss the multiple setbacks, including COVID-19 upon a community, and explores how an original graphic novel about a 19th century labor advocate is utilized to educate and promulgate the

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Significance of a King in the South-East Section of the Silk Road in the Period Between Ancient and Medieval Times

Along the Silk Road, there were different nations that differed not only ethnically, politically, culturally, but also religiously. Southeast Asia was a very important, both commercial and cultural artery. The route network was connected between countries in the eastern world along the coast of the Asian continental mainland and many associated archipelagos, thus connecting this

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To What Extent Lebanese University Students Consider Themselves as Intercultural Communicators

Globalization has removed all constrained borders and distances among countries, governments, and business corporations. With this fundamental change, there has been an increasing demand for intercultural competent communicators to secure success in the 21st century marketplace. However, some universities in Lebanon, if not all, seem not to have IC as a part of their curricula,

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A Scheme for Enhancing a University President’s Performance in a Transforming World

As society evolves and technology advances, a university like any other dynamic institution will need to change and adjust its teaching, research and community service to stay relevant, keep pace and prepare future professionals and leaders. These adjustments need to be reflected in the university’s outlook and strategic plan to remain relevant and competitive. Consequently,

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Cosmopolitan Legal Education: From Irnerius and the Westphalian Paradigm to the Modern Law School

The law school has not always been one that would be predominantly engaged with national legal matter. The subject of law, as a field of learning, has for a number of centuries been the toy of national educational systems, because law has been the toy of nation States. Law, the discipline, which nowadays draws materials

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Return Migration to Japan: Experiences of Japanese Brazilians

In the emerging literature, research on migration and acculturation has focused on investigating return migration (i.e., migration to one’s ethnic homeland). Since the 2008 economic crisis, the Japanese Brazilian population substantially dropped in Japan. This led to a decrease in the study of Japanese Brazilian return migrants (i.e., returnees). This study aims to fill this

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Symbolism of Selected Wax Prints in West Africa

Wax prints have been a part of the material culture and visual anthropology of West Africa for centuries. Even though they may appear the same in outlook and material constituent, their interpretation and disposition in the scheme of things differs from country to country across the sub-region and beyond. This study, therefore, seeks to identify,

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Recording of a Piano and Violin Duo: A Case Study to Explore Challenges and Opportunities of Recording During COVID-19 Pandemic

During crises, performing arts are usually the first discarded activities. This attitude towards performing arts has not changed much during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first instance was recorded in December 2019, COVID-19 has had a disastrous influence on the arts industry, causing cancellations and closures at thousands of arts organizations worldwide. However, the practice

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Designing a Curriculum With Custom and Present Virtual Reality

The pandemic has created many challenges for education. Despite many schools now having already returned to instruction in-person as opposed to the challenge of doing so virtually, many have adapted to the new normal of having hybrid modes of instruction. One of these methods is through VR/AR technology. This paper will discuss how custom VR/AR

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Psychological Well-Being Among Immigrants and Refugees in St. Louis, Missouri

The process of migration and integration into immigrants’ host communities has been noted to be a stressful, non-normative event from a psychosocial point of view. Given the magnitude of immigration to the U.S., it is increasingly important to understand the variables that impact immigrant psychological well-being, an essential aspect of successful integration. The data for

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Using a 3CAPs Conceptual Framework to Explore Hong Kong Kindergarten Teachers’ Perceptions About Visual Arts Education

In the past decades, the visual arts in early childhood education were dominated by conventional approaches to shaping children’s artistic output. Craft making formed the major content of visual arts activities in kindergartens, and teachers relied on product-oriented instructions to deliver visual arts teaching to young children. However, there was a revision of the Hong

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The Design Studio as a Place of Study: Critique as Hermeneutic Conversation

As postsecondary design educators, are we providing students a place of study or are we just instructing? Educational theorist and historian Robert McClintock’s “Toward a place of study in a world of instruction” (1971) was published as a critique of the instructional culture in education in which he observed an overemphasis on pedagogy and the

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Internationalization at Home through the Pandemic Era: A Qualitative Study on Tertiary Students in Hong Kong and Japan

Internationalization has become a key priority of many higher education institutions across the globe to enhance the intercultural capabilities of their students. With the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Internationalization at Home (IaH) has provided invaluable opportunities for students to develop and improve their global outlook and cross-cultural competencies ‘at home’ during these challenging times

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How Preschool Children Articulate Learning Through Polaroid Photography

The significance of polaroid photography is attributed to the mediums ability to capture the world exactly as it appears to the child. A child who is given the freedom to orchestrate autonomously their own photo shoot has license to capture their vision in a single frame. I plan to record three Preschool participants concept of

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Conceptual Collaborative Learning Space in “Studio-based Classroom” for Future Campus

The aspirations of national higher education institutions to achieve a world-class rank based on research and creativity mean that those institution intends to apply international standards in its facilities to carry out their best practices as well as world-class universities. The vision and mission is to make their faculties excel in various fields of disciplines

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Japanese Characteristics as Seen in Iroha Karuta

Iroha Karuta is a card game that originated in the mid-Edo period in Japan. It is played especially in new year and contains a variety of didactic expressions and humor. Through this game, one can learn life lessons while having fun playing it. In this study, researcher will try to clarify the characteristics of the

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Mathematics in Southern Europe: Mathematics Education and Performance, Through the Prism of PISA, in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain

A mathematically literate student, according to PISA and OECD, recognizes the role that mathematics plays in the world in order to make well-founded judgments and decisions needed by constructive, engaged and reflective citizens. Among European countries who have participated in PISA since 2000 till today, the top performing countries in mathematical literacy are concentrated more

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Critical Literature Review: Age Factors on Second Language Acquisition

Our understanding about second language acquisition is constantly updating itself due to new and compelling research. This article supports the idea that second language teachers should remain cognizant on the recent developments in research and critically reviews the literature regarding second language learning. This article also explores new theories regarding age factors in second language

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Engaging/Creating Difference: The Relevance of Cultural Identity as Laypeople Plan a Newscast

This study placed 18 groups of African-, European-, and Latin-Americans (divided by race and gender) into the role of news producers; each peer group was charged with planning a hypothetical TV newscast from a list of realistic stories. The study investigates the relevance of cultural identity as these groups go about their task, and found

“F O R M S”: Creating Visual Composition Through the Movement of Dance and Artificial Intelligence

What relationship exists between dance and visual arts? How can dance visually express lines, shapes, and visual compositions in space? It is true that performing arts and visual arts have common methodologies and connections with each other. However, how can the audience understand their relationship? The present work intersects art with technology, more specifically dance

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Text Summarization of News in Tamil Epaper Using Machine Learning

Automatic text summarization is the process of reducing the size of original content to reduced computational burden of handling original large volume of data. There are many research works has been introduced earlier for the automatic text summarization. In the existing work Machine Learning based Automatic Text Summarization (MLATS) is introduced for the automatic summarization

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Social Media & Dialogic Engagement: An Exploration of the Facebook Pages of New Zealand’s Elite Arts Organisations

Creating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between organisations and their publics is at the core of public relations practice. Social media networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have created new opportunities to foster these relationships through mediated interactions. If organisations and publics both participate in these interactions with a dialogic orientation, they are likely

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Multimodal Learning

According to Bouchey et al. (2021) global digitalization has dramatically changed the way we learn. These authors claim that digitalization poses a challenge for teaching and learning in 3 ways: The first one is an abundance, or over-abundance of information provided in several forms: audios, videos, texts and multimedia. They state that these new forms

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The 4th Industrial Revolution: A Redefinition of the Role of Higher Education?

The 4th industrial revolution has begun to change -and will dramatically continue to change- the economy, the society, and the labour market at large. As Frey and Osborne (2013) have pointed out, automatization and digitalization will “destroy” or at least reconfigure, as many as 70% of jobs. While Arntz et al. (2017) do not agree

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Health Impact Perceived by University Students at Three Sites in Asia: Two Years Into the Pandemic

Two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, education in universities is still being disrupted. Prolonged exposure to the pandemic situation may result in health-related problems for university students. In January 2022, we conducted an online survey in three universities in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam for a rapid assessment of students’ perceived impacts on

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Why Do People Not Attend Arts Events? The Influence of Perceived Risks and Level of Involvement

Many governments invest in arts events such as performing arts, visual arts, and so on to support the tourism industry’s development and improve the quality of citizen’s life. The number of participants is one of the criteria to evaluate the success of the investment. Previous studies have revealed that perceived risks influence the consumer decision

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Investigating Formative Assessment Strategies to Support Differentiation via Digital Technology in Elementary Math Classes

In this study we investigate how digital technologies can support educators’ differentiation and students’ learning through formative assessment (FA) strategies. A three-dimensional assessment framework is developed via a European project FaSMEd (2022) by eight experienced elementary teachers, familiar with digital technology, who received instructions (and support) for FA mathematics strategies. Five FA strategies were used

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Innovative Design of Sustainable Fashion – A Case Study of Practical Fashion Design Teaching

Recycling of the environment and recycled resources has been an important item in the world’s push for environmentally friendly design, as well as a current social reconstruction and education effort. However, how to apply it in people lives, and cultivate people the habit of recycling use and save the earth resources, which is a knowledge

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Fantasized Romanticity: Rethinking the Role of Curtained Motels in Thai Contemporary Culture

Examining through the lens of social-sexual production, this paper focuses on the curtained motel, known to Thais as rong raem man rud, in Thai contemporary culture, which has long been determined by Thai sex-gender discourse or so-called “hetero-normality”. In general, these are enjoyable places for anonymous sexual activities or having sex without any strings attached.

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Adaptation of the Teacher Professional Agency Scale in the Unique Cultural Context of Estonia

Teachers’ work-related agency has scientific and practical significance. It is associated with redefining pessimistic projects and finding pleasure in the vocation. Measuring this phenomenon among teachers (N=686) in the culturally diverse education context of Estonia, where Estonian language of instruction and Russian instructional language schools historically co-exist, representing two various logics associated with transformation vs

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The Influence of Instagram on Consumer Behavior and Brand Community: Effect of Location on Brand Positioning in Northern Cyprus

Nowadays, technology has started to take place in all areas of our lives. Social media has become a part of our lives through this developing technology. One of these and popular social media tools is Instagram. These days, Instagram has a huge impact on consumer behavior and brand community. Mardo is a brand that produces

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Gen Z College Students, COVID-19 Courses & Beyond

The pandemic thrust the usage of Learning Management Systems, LMS, on teachers in all levels of education. Some students and faculty, especially at the college level, were experienced in using it but many were not prepared to the degree needed when schools were forced to go online. This paper reviews undergraduate Generation Z (born after

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Nudging Resilience: Promoting Sleep Awareness to Enhance Mental Well-Being in Adults Aged 60+

Ageistic stereotypes and practices have become a normal and therefore pervasive phenomenon in various aspects of everyday life (e.g., Ayalon & Tesch-Römer, 2018). Over the past few years, renewed awareness towards self-directed age stereotyping in older adults has given rise to a new line of research focused on the potential role of attitudes towards ageing

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The Impact of the COVID-19 on Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy and Their Attitudes Towards Online Learning

Teachers’ sense of efficacy has been pinpointed in a rich array of recent studies to determine the teachers’ readiness and success in adapting themselves to online teaching during the abrupt school closure amid the Pandemic. With attempts to ensure the quality of teaching and learning, acknowledgement of teachers’ self-efficacy and attitude towards the new form

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The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place

A hospital is a place for treatment of diseases. It is a liminal place where ideally people are cured and able to return back to their normal lives. Hospitals though can be sites of trauma depending on the patient experience. Lock hospitals especially were not only places where patients were treated for contagious diseases but

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Observing Learning Through the Hands: A Longitudinal Study of the Gestures of an English Language Learner

Hand gestures are an additional window into the mind of language learners allowing a glimpse of how learners might be conceptualizing in the second language (L2). It might also allow pedagogues to assess how learners are processing the language. Most studies comparing the same individuals gesturing in their L2 and in the mother tongue (L1)

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Investigating the Learning and Cognitive Process With Phenomenography: A Case Study of a Visual Experimental Research Course

Experiential learning theory emphasizes on the importance of learning through experiences and reflection. Recently, the question of how to implement a teaching strategy has attracted great attention from educators. In this study, we designed a course on the theme of death. During this course, students were expected to learn reflectively and eventually create a video

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The Power of Seeing and Being Seen: Feeling Shame in In the Mood for Love and The Grandmaster

This paper is about how the spectator can feel the emotion of shame through the lens of seeing and being seen during a film-watching experience. It will use the phenomenological approach as the fundamental method to find out how the films use different techniques to elicit, depict, and convey the emotion of shame. In addition,

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Historical Study of Chinese Clan Associations in Singapore

Singapore joined the ranks of developed countries in the 21st century, and is a multi-ethnic nation with attention in many ways, including its national policies and educational activities. In Singapore, people of Chinese descent account for a large part of the population, attracting attention for their cultural activities as well as for their economic activities.

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Parasitism: The Inextricable Connection of the Indispensables

When questioning people about their top three everyday life companion gadgets, the answers are often smartphones, smartwatches, and laptop computers. The interconnection could be symbolically analogized to a parasitic relation. The term parasitism characterizes an interdependent relationship between two living beings, in which one benefits from another; in some incidents, the parasites cause some harm

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Rising Up: Student Learning in the Post-pandemic Era

Since the start of the pandemic, the University of Massachusetts Global (UMG), like all virtual and dispersed learning institutions of Higher Education, has been forced to adapt to unplanned cycles of change. UMG is committed to improving the learning environment based on a combination of data points, like student feedback and performance and the evolving

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Learning Science in Service to Students: Applying Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Question Generation to Scale Learn by Doing

Educational technology has undergone rapid changes in recent years as artificial intelligence has begun to shape how data and content are used in student learning resources. However, as new technology is inserted into the learning ecosystem, it is paramount to ensure it is based on learning science research and created with a student-centered learning engineering

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Teaching the M in STEM with Robotics: Exploring Understanding by Design for Curriculum Development to Teach Math Concepts Using Robotics

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education has been at the forefront of national education policies and school reform for the past several decades, and the continual advances in technology and educational research bring new methods of STEM learning. Educational robotics have been introduced to the classroom space as a tool to teach STEM concepts.

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Catching Up: An Observational Study of Underserved Primary and Secondary Student Mindsets When Introduced to Educational Robotics

Student attitudes toward STEM subjects decline as they progress through primary and secondary school, making interventions even more critical for students in these age groups. Integrating educational robotics into the classroom has been shown to increase student perceptions of STEM topics while also having many other positive learning benefits such as increased mastery of STEM

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Providing 12-17 Week Transferable and Employability Skills to 30,000 Underserved Learners Across 8 Countries – A Truly Cross Border System

Otermans Institute (OI) is a global micro-organisation upskilling unserved and underserved populations globally with the mission of making them employable. Currently working in more than eight countries, supported by UKRI grant funding, and having worked with governments of 3 nations, it is providing its pedagogy and training digitally to underserved and rural learners. OI aims

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An AI-Driven Virtual Teacher That Can Upskill Anyone on a One-to-One Basis Tested From Refugee Camps in Iraq to India

Through AI modeling work done with Otermans Institute, Dev Aditya has built several conversational AI-driven virtual teachers, some as Bots and some using humanlike form through technologies like deepfake, to provide one-to-one teaching and training to some of the most underserved learners in society. His first major humanlike prototype, OI AI, was a virtual teacher

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Teaching Electricity and Magnetism Using Low-cost Physics-lab Box and Context-based Laboratory Activities

This study describes the authors’ efforts to assess the status of a physics laboratory in a junior public high school setting and to develop and validate the effectiveness of the low-cost physics lab-box and Context-based laboratory (CbL) activities to 10th-grade level based on the lab assessment result. The efficacy of these teaching materials was also

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Using UTAUT to Explore the Acceptance of High School Students in Programming Learning With STEAM Education

Many countries incorporate programming into primary education; the application of artificial intelligence robots in programming education is what the future holds. The current study mainly compares the differences between the two teaching methods of Programming using traditional single subject teaching and STEAM cross-disciplinary teaching. Through the data of Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of

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Educators’ Perspectives of Emotional Support in South African Schools Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic disruption in South Africa resulted in the Department of Basic Education (DOE) implementing measures to salvage teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. While these measures are critical to strengthen teaching and learning in schools, the emotional well-being of educators who are drivers of teaching and learning are given less attention

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Exploring Wellbeing Related Issues Arising From the Unregulated Use of Screen-Based Technology During Breaktimes in an International Middle School Environment

The following study uses a design-thinking and mixed methods research approach to elicit students’ views on the use of screen-based technology during break periods. An interest in this area emerged due to a noticeable reduction, in recent years, in the number of students spending time in outdoor play areas during morning and afternoon breaks. The

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Cross Cultural Learning Experiences Among Graduate Students in the US and France: A Case Study

A total of 27 graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparatory program at a higher education institution in France were paired with 37 graduate students in the United States. All the students in the US, who are finishing their Masters degree in teaching, met online with the French students during the course of the semester.

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Creation Research in Digital Painting

The research purpose of this paper is to conduct digital learning through digital painting in order to enhance undergraduate students’ digital painting skills, art appreciation, and creative ability. The study subjects are university students. In the digital painting courses, we will mainly focus on the images of animation characters. The research methods will make it

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The Impact of the Use of Technology on the Nature of Teacher’s Profession in TESOL Classes

During the recent pandemic, Educational programs have recognized the growing need to use computers in classes. It presents unprecedented challenges that help the students acquire an inquiring, critical and creative mind to capitalize on the growth of information and knowledge and technology opportunities. Computer knowledge began influencing students’ learning experience more than 25 years ago,

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Using Design to Connect Children Through Playful Discovery

This paper presents the first stage of FUSE, a project presented here as an example of how interdisciplinary researchers, university outreach staff and schools can come together to address the systemic inequalities in education exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Children’s connections with their school, their families and with each other was central to this collaboration.

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Design as a Facilitator to Changing Mindsets for Craftmanship Enterprises’ Resilience

Craftmanship is currently promoted as a foremost cultural manifestation, as they represent the heritage, diversity, and creative potential of a society. It also favors the generation of jobs, being characterized as an economic activity and not static, which must adapt to contemporary times and respond to the market and consumer needs. There are glaring gaps

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Doctoral Side Effects: Damage Limitation Versus Unexpected Benefits to PhD Research in a Pandemic

In May 2021, following up on a publication by PhD Design students of the University of Porto on the topic of the various kinds of impact of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in doctoral research, the authors organised an informal online meeting for Arts and Humanities PhD students and recent graduates. The goal was to share