Month: April 2022

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The Relevance of Technical Vocational Education and Training Skills in Meeting the Market Demand in Eswatini

There are several types of technical vocational education and training (TVET) skills offered to offenders who are incarcerated in correctional services worldwide, Eswatini included. The paper presents the findings about the relevance of TVET skills offered to offenders in meeting the demand of the market in Eswatini. The research questions were: What type of vocational

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Study on the Establishment of a Structured Library for Clothing Design–The Case of Menswear

Students who work in clothing design or study clothing design need to learn clothing design drawings, clothing design drawing as a communication tool prior to manufacture in the clothing industry. Due to the diversification of the attributes, colors and styles of clothing design products, if we do one-by-one sampling, it will not be able to

‘Off-Site Insights’ – A Qualitative Study of Teacher Professional Development Through the Pandemic and Beyond

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore, India, began teacher training when Covid-19 hit and all interaction moved online. The aim was to create a democratic and organic training process with equal understanding of one’s colleagues as well as the goal ahead. PDC also reflected on generic training practices that never

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EmotiMask: Mapping Mouth Movements to an LED Matrix for Improving Recognition When Teaching With a Face Mask

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the adoption of face masks in physical teaching spaces across the world. This has in-turn presented a number of challenges for practitioners in the face-to-face delivery of content and in effectively engaging learners in practical settings, where face coverings are an ongoing requirement. Being unable to identify the mouth

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Instructor Exchange as a Continuous Professional Development Activity: Are we Ready to Change?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) has been conducted through different activities for more than three decades in the field of education. However, due to various reasons, institutions have encountered major issues in the application processes of commonly accepted CPD activities, leading to modification of existing and creation of new forms of activities in line with contextual

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Development of Vocabulary Study System and Measurement of its Effect

There are many ways to improve reading comprehension for learners of English as a foreign language. Learning vocabulary is one of the ways to improve it. The more vocabulary learners acquire, the deeper their understanding becomes when reading English texts. It is suggested that the learners improve reading comprehension if they understand unknown words before

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The Future of Small-to-Medium-Scale Production of Ceramics: The Use of Thermoplastic Polyurethane 3D Printing to Produce Molds in Educational Institutions

Using 3D printers to create molds for ceramics arts and industries is one of the new techniques influencing these creative fields. The role of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in the creative industries has received increased attention across a number of disciplines in recent years. It is well known that TPU is a flexible, durable material, and

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Perplexities and Path Exploration of the Development and Utilization of Kindergarten-based Curriculum Resources Based on Chinese Teachers’ Practical Knowledge

After the curriculum reform of kindergarten education in China turned “kindergarten-based”, kindergarten teachers have become the main force of curriculum research and development, tapping various curriculum resources to make the characteristics of the curriculum and kindergartens prominent and distinctive. However, the endogenous problems of teachers have been gradually exposed in this process. N Public Kindergarten,

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The Use of Social Networks in Scientific Dissemination in Spain

The present work aims to understand the perception that researchers have, in educational matters, and identify the strategies they have been applying when using social networks for communication, diffusion and dissemination of the scientific results generated for these. A study that focuses its attention on the level of researchers linked to higher education institutions in

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Evaluation of Media Architecture in Urban Night Scene — A Qualitative Study of Avena Theater in Swansea

In June 2020, the Media Architecture Biennale Formal (MAB) was held in Amsterdam. Due to the influence of pandemic, most of the activities were held online. In the introduction of this session, it is proposed that the transformation of media architecture is gradually transformed from media facade and urban screen to urban experience, management and

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The Role of TikTok videos in Facilitating University Student Engagement in Virtual Classrooms in Egypt

TikTok is a video-based application that is immensely popular, especially among young social media users. Research shows that TikTok has been useful in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current study examined the uses of TikTok videos among university students in Egypt and how these videos enhanced their online engagement in virtual classrooms. This

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Establishing Psychometric Properties of the MSU-TCTO Senior High School Entrance Examination Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

Achievement Testing is widely used in assessing the psychological capabilities of a person. Thus, correct test constructs are important in achieving the purpose of testing. The Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography Senior High School Entrance Exam (SHSEE) is the first MSU-TCTO school-made paper-and-pen achievement test that was conducted on November 18, 2018,

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The Prestigious of Nursery School Teachers in the Changes of Preschool Education During COVID-19 Pandemic in the Czechia and Slovakia

The text is based on a project named Impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on selected functions and conditions of pre-school education in the context of preparing children to start compulsory schooling in selected European countries, which is implemented at the Faculty of Education of Palacký University Olomouc in the Czech Republic. This text presents

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Increasing Cultural Responsiveness Among University Faculty Through Cultural Intelligence Training

In this mixed-methods action research dissertation study, I guided a small cohort of university faculty members through a semester-long professional development program to learn strategies for creating more inclusive environments for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. During the program, and guided by my original, reconceptualized framework of Cultural Intelligence (CI), faculty sought to implement

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Youth Agency: Raising Awareness of 21st Century Global Citizenship in Higher Education

The world has become a place where individuals are expected to acquire certain skills and competencies to keep up with the speed and nature of changing circumstances and adopt conscious and responsible attitudes to become an active part of change. Being an agent of change in the 21st century, a time characterised by environmental and

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Mark Twain’s Historiographic Metafiction about Joan of Arc

This article argues that, in Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Twain adopts the narrative technique of “historiographic metafiction” to draw parodies of gender norms and the genre distinction between history and fiction. Twain features the narrator as a nostalgic historian to satirize gender criticism that ascribes to Joan childlike simplicity, thereby maneuvering within conventions

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A Biometric Method for Spatial Experience Analysis: A Case Study of Airport Design and Traveler Stress

Why do certain built environments and events induce stress? How does the design of our spatial environment affect our mental state? What can we do to measure and understand these interactions? Interdisciplinary collaborations between architecture and psychology have given rise to a new frontier of architectural research, and emerging biometric sensor technologies lead to innovative

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Reference Framework for Tacit Knowledge in Craft-Based Manufacturing Processes for Updating Their Practices With Digital Interventions: A Systematic Review

This study aimed to build a framework to define key attributes in the tacit knowledge of craft-based manufacturing processes, used to update the technique through digital interventions. Currently, with the integration of CAD/CAM technologies into craft-based processes, the development of new products is possible, but it is important to recognize the prior tacit knowledge and

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Design Research as an Instrument of Empathy and Resilience: A Case Study in Porto on Reclusion in a Collective House

Considering the reality of international students who were quarantined in Portuguese student halls of residence during the initial confinement period of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in 2020, this article argues for the role of design research as an instrument of empathy to foster resilience in situations of heightened emotional stress such as the reclusion lived during

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Creative Strategies for the Communication of Science in a Context of Digital Hegemony: Experiencing Hands-On Visual Arts Techniques

This paper points out the benefits of technical and technological revisitation as a mechanism for aesthetic and narrative improvement in the context of science communication. Through a fanzine production workshop, which served as an introduction to graphic arts, we sought to influence new strategies towards the promotion of scientific knowledge in a context of digital

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The Cognitive Effect of Spatial Contiguity in Procedural Training Using Mixed Reality

New technologies such as Mixed Reality (MR) are often used in procedural training to provide information to the trainee. When a trainee is faced with a visual scene with learning material, MR shows the information as a set of visual and/or auditory resources. Thus, the apprentice must perceive which resources are directly associated with the

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Harnessing the Unspeakable: Effect of Using Creative Methodological Tools to Speak About Emotions in Higher Education

In recent years, emotionality studies and emotional burnout has gained interest among researcher, especially while trying to understand emotions in the workplace. Many people are reluctant to share their true emotions or, in some instances, are unaware of the emotions they constantly feel while encountering difficult situations. Individuals are expected to ‘swallow’ their feelings in

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Discussion on Teaching Design of Integrated Course of Picture Books in Primary School Based on Case Study

Picture books, as a form of books combining pictures and texts, have played their unique advantages since entering the vision of educators, bringing the edifice of beauty to children and constructing the spiritual habitat for both children and adults. As a unique form of children’s literature, picture books not only shine in the field of

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Sustainability, Aesthetics, and Value Proposals and Practices of Colombian Slow Fashion Brands

The Slow Fashion model emerged as a sustainable approach in the fashion industry through characteristics like localism, equity, authenticity, exclusivity, and functionality. The objective of this study was to identify proposals, and practices of Colombian brands, in terms of brand identity, aesthetics and timelessness, sustainability, and communication strategies. For this purpose, we chose a qualitative

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How to Reduce Mental Health Concerns Among Students in the Post-COVID-19 Universities – An Empirical Analysis of HAN International School of Business

This paper intends to provide an understanding of how higher education can promote good mental health amongst university students in the post-COVID-19 era. Recent trends during the global pandemic outbreak have shown that mental health issues among students are increasingly on the rise. This affects students’ well-being and overall ability to function in their studies

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Homeostatic Designs: How the Theories of Antonio Damasio Can Inform Design Thinking

This paper discusses the role of homeostasis through the lens of the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio and its potential relation to design. The understanding of physiological regulation has evolved from the Greek idea of body humors, through Claude Bernard’s “milieu intérieur”, to Walter Cannon’s formulation of the concept of “homeostasis. This evolution was important to the

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Tourism System in the Face of Pandemic: A Prisma Approach on Current Topics, Research Methods and Approaches

This paper is a systematic review of published literatures used to uncover the current research investigating the tourism system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) approach. The presented review identified relevant papers using the Dimensions database that is considered as the world’s largest

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Designing an Adrenaline Auto-Injector: The Perception of Shape as an Affordance of Use

Adrenaline auto-injectors are considered an effective and immediate emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions that may result in potentially fatal anaphylaxis if not treated on time. These auto-injectors are designed to be self-administered intramuscularly by the patient or the carer, who are generally instructed on how to apply them; however, studies indicate that these are

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Students’ Involvement in Co-creation Initiatives: The Link Me Up – 1000 Ideias Project at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

The unpredictability of the current job market requires the development of specialized technical skills, but particularly transferable skills, which allow career construction in a process of constant adaptation to job opportunities and demands. In this process, higher education institutions play a fundamental role, readjusting the training offer, including participation in research and intervention projects. As

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Typography Education as a Tool to Potentiate Art Nouveau Museums

This article results from a masterclass given to European Réseau Art Nouveau Network technicians. Its main objectives were to raise awareness of the potential of Art Nouveau museum collections of the different cities aggregated to the Art Nouveau network, in contemporary typographic development and the implementation of museographic practices involving different audiences for this thematic.

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Creative Strategies for Making Technology-Based Decisions in Education

The article is dedicated to the specifics of creating creative strategies for making technology- based decisions. The rapid development of digital technologies requires a new type of design of creative thinking, which requires instant, correct and original making of technology-based decisions in the learning process. A study was conducted with a developed author’s questionnaire for

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Tell Me Your Story: Digital Storytelling as a Teaching and Communication Tool

The paper describes an exploratory study focused on the use of Digital Storytelling (DS) as a tool for design students to communicate their self-reflection process and reveal their soft skills to a future employer. Digital Storytelling is widely recognised in the literature, as an innovative learning strategy supported by practical cases with implementation in classrooms.

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A Critical Evaluation of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL): The Flagship Indian Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Programme

NPTEL is a prominent Indian example of an online learning system backed by the Indian State. Driven by the government regulatory policy and learners’ needs, NPTEL has become popular with students enrolled in the Indian higher education sector, especially in engineering and science disciplines. This paper critically evaluates NPTEL among Indian learners using NPTEL and

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Effects of Social Media Features on Music Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Movement Control Order (MCO)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many education organisations to make full use of various online communication platform technologies to continue teaching. This study aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the usefulness of an e-learning platform for teaching and learning activities. It focuses on the trends of social media usage as well as a student’s

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How the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Limits Itself From Harnessing Its Economic and Societal Benefits

Previous qualitative and quantitative studies (Liu, 2015) argue that promoting minority languages increases in FDI and GDP and societal public trust. However, quantitative comparisons of four Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Serbia) suggest the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), is not reliably providing these benefits. Negative outcomes were

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The Role of Design in Health Observational Studies

The specialization in “Design for Health and Well-being” has recently emerged in Portugal. This branch aims to bridge different fields, Design, Health, and Well-being. At the moment, we are working to identify what our role as designers is in the area, namely in a Cohort Study in Leiria, with 10 years duration. The present project

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Usability Evaluation of an App to Support the German in-home Care Consultations According to § 37. 3 Sgb XI

Introduction: In Germany in-home care consultations are mandatory for informal caregivers receiving care allowances. These visits are carried out by nurses and aim to ensure that care recipients are taken care of appropriately and help to stabilize the home care situation. Objective: The aim of the study is to evaluate the usability of an app

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Introducing Virtual Writing Centers in Japanese High Schools to Support Teachers Implementing Changes to the English Curriculum

The recent and coming changes to the Japanese Ministry of Education English Course of Study and English requirements of the Japanese University Entrance Exam system have shifted the focus of the teaching and learning of English in Japanese high schools away from reading and listening towards writing extended texts in English. These changes have increased

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The Role of Omani Women’s Associations in Preserving Women’s Creative Industries

The government of the Sultanate of Oman has been keen to preserve the entity of Omani women and their families through stability and cohesion in the light of the changes in life, whether it was material stability or moral stability. Since the establishment of the first branch of the Omani Women’s Association in 1972 AD

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Impact of Proficiency in English on the Intuitive Understanding of Computer Science Concepts

Computer science terms like: Code, Analysis, Protocol, Encapsulation, Validation, Sampling, Model and many more are borrowed from English with their meanings slightly altered to suite computer science. This makes initial computer science acquiring more difficult for non- native English students, while it is facilitated for students of higher English proficiency. This is sort of a

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Fine Arts in a Digital Age

This article will summarize the research shared at The 10th European Conference on Arts & Humanities, 2022 hosted at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, including a discussion of the Canadian landscape of fine arts in an online environment, an exploration of the use of web technologies to promote diversity and equality through notable examples, and

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Study Abroad Programs as Means to Connect Culture, Art, and Design

This Presentation examines a study abroad program as a means to promote the intersection of culture, art, and design and to help students across art and design majors to connect the dots between the three concepts. The study abroad program offers students to visit two cities in Germany in a faculty lead program, giving them

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Investigating Procedures for Translating Vietnamese Noodle Dishes Into English: Application to Language Teaching

The purpose aims at finding translation procedures for rendering Vietnamese noodles – a world well-known cuisine – into English in order to apply in teaching and learning English language skills in general and Translation in particular for EFL (English as Foreign Language) students at The University of Danang in Vietnam in the current context of

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A Narrative Inquiry of Coping Responses of Selected Deaf College Students in the Philippines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 made an immense impact on the educational system worldwide. The unexpected disruption of face-to-face instructions and the sudden change in the academic curriculum stressed the learning and well-being of Deaf students. However, during the pandemic, their voices were primarily unheard. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the coping responses of selected Deaf college students

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The Differences in Bilingual Signs Found in EMI and Non-EMI Universities in China

The linguistic landscape (LL) is a multifaceted phenomenon worldwide. LL is important in multilingual contexts, referring to the public display of the visible written language. Despite recent interest in LL, studies of code-mixing in English and Chinese in the linguistic landscape are few. This study extends Radtke and Yuan’s 2011 research into code-mixing in Chinese

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In Their Shoes: A Framework to Enhance Faculty Intercultural Competence Through Virtual Reality and Self-Reflection

Intercultural competence is an essential tool in the 21st century and an integrated part of global readiness. A hidden curriculum plays an essential role in intercultural competence in higher education (Blasco & Tackney, 2013; Elliot et al., 2016; Leyerzapf & Abma, 2017). This hidden curriculum represents faculty’s beliefs, preconceived ideas, and behaviors unintentionally delivered and

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Developing a Conceptual Model: Integrating CALL in TBLT

Over the last 20 years, task-based language learning (TBLT) has gained immense recognition from linguists all over the world. With the seamless assimilation of technology in the lives of educators and learners, a strong and growing body of literature has supported the efficacy of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) over the last decade. Recent research has

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Pros and Cons of Learning Latin Vocabulary Using Duolingo

In 2019, the language-learning website and app Duolingo released a Latin course that currently has almost 1.5 million learners. Despite its potential, Duolingo has already received several criticisms regarding other languages for what are considered unrealistic goals. Furthermore, it was pointed out that the proposed method might be helpful for vocabulary but only in addition

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Exploring the Hybridization of Traditional Printing and Digital Fabrication Processes to Expand Design Innovation in the Classroom

Design education has been institutionalized for several decades, but digital competencies have shifted the role of the “designer-author” to a “digital black-box operator”. Computational Design and Media Literacy are directly related to the development of critical thinking. Promoting these literacies is a priority as they allow us to understand and operate a range or set

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Black Life Matters: Did It Change Our Perception of Art?

Through this presentation, I wish to share the research findings of the Tolerable Art project, and demonstrate how it will be leading to a ‘creative outcome’. I will also be wondering if the ‘creative outcome’ of the project remains ‘art’ in the typical sense. Tolerable Art research project started in April 2022. It is concerned

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Screen View of the World – The Study of the Dissemination of Media Façade Image Information in Space

People’s attachment to the screen has reached an almost obsessive level.Through specific technical means,some people can’t even tell the world inside and outside the screen.In the composition of modern environmental design, photoelectric media such as screen occupy a more and more important position.Do people really like the screen or the content displayed on the screen?

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Design Education for Sustainability and New Social Changes

This paper is an ongoing research study that highlights sustainability and social ventures to create connections between academic and business worlds in order to design towards the new functions of XXI century’s reality. The authors underline how design practices can help to create a pilot project, implementing social changes. This means that governmental inefficiency presents

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An International Digital Learning Experience: The “Reinserta” Challenge

The purpose of this presentation is to talk about the benefits of an international academic project based on a collaborative online learning (COIL) experience. In this kind of collaboration, it is important to get in touch with real businesses and organizations in order to incentivize students and offer real solutions to the academic partner. The

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Fostering Academia-industry Collaboration: Insights on the Demola Portugal Initiative by IPV Teachers Acting as Trainees and Facilitators

Academia-industry collaboration has been around for some time, through internships and joint projects, but, in recent years, there has been a shift in both the education and workforce settings to work closely together, coordinating initiatives across all sectors, in an attempt to mutually drive innovation, provide opportunities to go from concept to action, encourage entrepreneurship

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Emotional Impacts of Online Purchasing Behaviour During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the routine daily habits of individuals have changed. For example, remote working has become a much more common concept, pupils carried out their classes online and various socialization habits have been moved to digital platforms. In this period, a vast number of people have become digitized. This study aimed to investigate

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Resilience in Times of Need: Educational and Social Measures Adopted by the Regional Labour Court of Goiás During the Pandemic

Quarantine, lockdown, social distancing and facemask policies are measures that have been taken worldwide to reduce COVID-19 transmission. In Brazil, while the Executive administration has downplayed the threat of coronavirus infection, the response of Judiciary to COVID-19 crisis occurred immediately after the confirmation of the first cases. Different courts implemented a set of institutional arrangements

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Research on the Learning Effect of Experiential Learning Theory Applied to Design Education

Experiential learning theory enables course study to establish practical experience exchanges, and instructors who take the initiative to provide guidance to learners perform better. Students apply the professional skills learned from their own experience, meet their learning needs, and ask questions from their peers, which can enhance the true value and confidence of cooperative learning.

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Daily Mobility among Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Pet Dogs in Urban Areas: A Scoping Review

Companion dogs are part of families and households and are relevant to individuals of all ages. Research has mainly focused on the role of therapy and service dogs in people’s lives. Dogs have been involved for therapeutic purposes in interventions targeting older adults with depression and dementia, mostly in institutional settings, and have shown effectiveness.

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A Comparative Study of the Changes of the Language Policy From Colonised India to Independent India

Linguistic Imperialism’ is considered very common as we can see nowadays some languages dominate other languages as is the case of the English Language. This paper is a comparative study that investigates the reasons that cause ‘Linguistic Imperialism’ as a phenomenon, the impact of the British Imperialism on Education in India, and how it affected

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How Did Students, Teachers, and School Management Perceive Effectiveness of Virtual Flipped Classrooms in Hong Kong Secondary Schools?

Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, two Hong Kong universities carried out the Jockey Club “Flipped Learning” Pilot Project and recruited 15 secondary schools as partner schools during the pandemic. These schools adopted the virtual flipped classroom approach in English Language and Mathematics classes at the junior secondary level (i.e., Secondary 1-3)

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Examining the Impact of Social Media Use on Inter-family Communication: A Study in Family Communication Patterns Theory

This study examines the potential impact of social media use on inter-family communication from the perspective of family communication patterns theory (FCPT). Using the assumptions of the FCPT, The study attempts to investigate the impact of social media on two dimensions that determine family communication patterns, namely conversation orientation and conformity orientation, as well as

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COVID-19 and Its Effect on Parent-adolescent Issues

Background: Examination of how parents handle and experience life with their adolescent children during the pandemic. Covid-19 disrupted routines and entailed social distance and closures, impacting all families, and particularly confronting adolescents’ self-perception and affecting cognitive, health, and mental abilities. As parents themselves experienced new challenges at home and at work, they also faced complex

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Lettering Design in Raul Lino’s Work: Humanism, Nature and Tradition in Architecture, Graphic Arts and Design

Raul Lino’s work is often connoted with the image of Estado Novo and with Português Suave, an architectural style with a partly degenerate and retrograde taste. However, this view does not consider that a part of his most important work, which in addition to architecture covers various decorative arts, was developed before that Portuguese dictatorial

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Exploring the Challenges of Academic Fatigue and Strategies to Enhance Retention for the Determined Ones (TDOs) in Online Learning

The daily activities of educational institutions globally were affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020. The abrupt transition from on-campus to distance learning gave students and educators limited time to prepare for such a massive shift in teaching and learning. Students with disabilities (dubbed TDO students in the UAE), were negatively impact because their normal

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Style and Aesthetics of Film Directing and Film Production Review of “We Are Hong Kongers”

It is an original, reflexive and systematic review about the film project entitled as “We are Hong Kongers” . The film project aimed to reveal the identity, language and economic challenges faced by South Asian communities and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Dr. Sobel Chan Ka Lok, as the director and scriptwriter, would give support

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The Motivation of Chinese Students in Learning Foreign Languages Other Than English

This paper investigates the motivation of Chinese university students in learning Languages other than English (LOTEs) through the lens of Self-determination Theory, exploring the difference in motivational types among different subjects of 75 university students who are English, LOTE and non-language majors who took part in the questionnaire-based study. Students’ motivation was measured using Noels

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Intercultural Adaptation in Joint Training Dual Degree Programs: A Study in The Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

This study focuses on the factors influencing students’ intercultural adaptation stress and strategies in the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program. A total of 355 questionnaires were distributed to Chinese institutions participating in the Program, and the results were statistically analyzed. This study revealed that the number of local friends, the length of stay in the US,

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A Strategy for Resilience: Developing a Narrative of the Imagined Future

Using motifs from the 1484 Jan van Eyck, “The Arnolfini Portrait”, I draw parallels with the processes of narrating an imagined future and of art-making to develop a strategy that has the capacity to navigate through clinical depression and suicidality. Both art-making and creating a narrative of the imagined future call on the imagination to

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Teachers Mental Health: A Post-Graduate Course of Study Designed to Build Robust Teachers Mental Health Through Knowledge, Collegial Support, and Reflective Practice

There is a significant gap in post-graduate teacher education about strengthening teachers’ mental health. This paper outlines the theorising, the understandings and the processes in creating an Education post-graduate, specialisation course of study on teachers’ mental health. In particular, I draw attention to the relational nature of teaching and to the overlooked spiritual dimension of

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Remote Exams: The Move From Traditional Exam Questions to Case Study Style Assessment

In 2020, because of Covid-19, student summative assessments were required to be completed off campus as opposed to being attempted in invigilated exam locations and conditions. Exams had already been written, and moderated, prior to this decision being taken, and were a form of assessment which not only tested students’ knowledge but also, in part,

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International Collaboration in Higher Education: A Reflection of Student and Lecturer Experiences

The influence of international collaboration opportunities on student and lecturer experience in higher education is unmistakable. Not only do international collaboration projects provide the opportunity for internalisation, the improvement of cultural sensitivity and understanding, as well as problem-solving in culturally diverse teams, it also provides a reflection opportunity for lecturers on current lecturer teaching practices

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Indigenizing Order and Agency: A Southeast Asian Perspective on the ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ and the Rising China

The idea of the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) widely promoted by a number of major powers represents the evolving, yet competing, order of global politics. In light of these developments, this paper surveys the indigenous thinking of Southeast Asian International Relations (IR) in the context of the FOIP strategies. The main task is to

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Reconceptualization of Test Fairness Model: A Grounded Theory Approach

The indefinite nature of the test fairness (McNamara et al., 2019) and different interpretations and definitions of the concept have stirred a lot of controversy over the years, necessitating the reconceptualization of the concept. On this basis, this study aimed to explore the empirical validity of Kunnan’s (2000, 2004, 2008) Test Fairness Framework and revisit

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Fuzzy Based Model for Students Debar Policy in Indian Engineering Institutes

All around the world, a critical aspect of the higher education system is the evaluation of students through periodic examinations. To exemplify, many higher education centers in India allow students to undertake rigorous semester-based examinations i.e., End-Semester (or End-Term) examination, provided they meet the criteria of class attendance up to a certain percentage. However, below

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Computer Adaptive Language Tests (CALT)

Creating a test to adequately assess reading, speaking, listening, and writing proficiency in a foreign language has many challenges. Traditionally, such tests have been paper-based or done by an evaluator in a face-to-face mode. The increasing use of technology in language education has recently shifted the way assessment can be performed. This paper will develop

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The Effects of Training Workshop for Cognitively Intact Community Dwelling Older People on Knowledge of Dementia and Dementia Worry in Hong Kong

Background: Dementia is a global challenge. Little is known about the cognitively intact older people regarding their knowledge and worries about dementia. The aim of the current study is to assess the effects of training workshop to these group of people on the knowledge and their worries about this disease. Methods: An interventional study with

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Achievement of Program Outcomes in Between Dance Students of Creative Art Program During a Pandemic and Endemic of COVID -19

Since 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Coronavirus disease and is also known as Covid-19, has triggered a pandemic (World Health Organization, 2021). This phenomenon affects the education sector, including the tertiary education system (Pangayan, 2021). These effects and changes also occur in the learning of the Fundamental of Dance Arts course (CA10302) offered in

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Enabling Factors That Lead Educational Middle Leaders to an Effective Professional Performance

Effective school leadership is made of senior and middle leaders who work effectively and collaboratively. More than ever, in the 21st century, there has been recognition that schools need knowledgeable, skilled, proactive and committed leaders, along with great teachers, to ensure outstanding education at all levels of schooling. The scope of this paper lies within

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Establishing a Writing Practice Remotely: A WhatsApp Course for Academics

In many universities there are numerous writing courses, workshops, resources and writing centres for academics. Some of these were disrupted by the Covid pandemic. A positive outcome has been moving beyond Emergency Remote Teaching to innovative pedagogical alternatives that continue to be effective as lecturers and academic developers reenvisage teaching interventions past the pandemic era.

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Cultural Integration: Aboriginal Pop Music Project in Taiwan

Most aboriginals in Taiwan showed their remarkable talents for music. They can use different percussion instruments, integrate their traditional cultures and then to create rhythms. Nowadays, with the age of digital age, to strengthen aboriginal students’ professional knowledge and practical training in pop music, this project is to combine new media technology to music producing,

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What Relationship Do Students Have With Mathematics? A Survey in Primary Schools in Martinique, France

The latest international surveys confirm that French students have a very complex relationship with mathematics and mainly, in most marginalized contexts, they have significant difficulties making progress in this area. This situation is becoming particularly alarming in overseas departments, due to the lack of adapted pedagogical infrastructures and an underperforming educational ecosystem, a legacy of

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Teaching Mental Calculation in a Postcolonial Context: A Case Study in Martinique

Numerous studies confirm that, in many post-colonial territories, students experience significant difficulties in the field of mathematics. This skill deficit has a negative impact on the human, social and economic development of these former colonies. This paper presents the initial results of the Africa 2020 Mental Math project. As part of the project, nearly 3000

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Research on the Application of Virtual Reality in the Field of Handicrafts

The protection and inheritance of cultural heritage and intangible cultural heritage are very important to the development of culture. Due to the continuous innovation of technology, the inheritance and innovation of handicrafts tend to be dynamic and diversified. The application of virtual reality technology in many fields also brings more possibilities for the inheritance and

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Indicators to Manage the Enjoy-Learn Impact of Kahoot on the Engagement Learning

The introduction of educational technologies in teaching-learning processes has modified the educational context traditionally focused on lecturers, connecting the student to a learning network without barriers. At present, scholars advocate the use of educational gamification tools, such as Kahoot, that lecturers could apply to encourage the student´s motivation and engagement in the university classrooms. This

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Professional Development of Teachers: Comparison of Czech and Russian Educational Systems

Being a part of a larger research, this study focuses on the Czech and Russian educational systems in terms of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). It is a secondary data analysis which draws a comparison between Czech and Russian teachers and puts an enlarged interpretation of the results on lower-secondary school teachers’ CPD from the OCED’s

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Photographic Mnemotopes: Phototextual Reports as a Research Tool for the Communication of the Memory of Places

The proposed study refers to Communication Design for the Territory, a discipline that has taken up the territorial theme as its own specific dimension, in conjunction with memory studies, an academic field that investigates memory as an integrated interdisciplinary system that combines the physiological dimension with the socio-cultural one. The focus is the concept of

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Maternal Love in the Blank: Charlotte Kann’s Pleasant Days in Life? or Theatre?

The masterpiece of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play), has been considered an important piece of work by many art historians and scholars over the past decades. Its status as an autobiography is still under argument but given that Salomon suggested her work was her whole

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USA Rural High School Students Creating Safe Spaces to Develop Community-Focused Techno-Social Projects

This paper describes a techno-social justice program (Scott, 2021) across six rural high schools in Arizona, USA between 2019 and 2021. We explore how students developed safe spaces in their classrooms while creating community-focused projects using technology. Projects included a website on environmental justice awareness, where visitors were encouraged to calculate their carbon footprint and

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Identifying Ideologies of War and Peace in EFL Reading Material for Peace Education: Transitivity Analysis Within Systemic Functional Linguistics

Peace education has contributed to world peace, illuminating direct, structural, and cultural forms of violence and equipping individuals with information and experiences that help them develop the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values required to promote peace. However, little research has been conducted by TESOL professionals into this realm. This study suggests that a useful form

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Effectiveness of Digital Game-Based Learning on Academic Achievement in an English Grammar Lesson Among Chinese Secondary School Students

Previous studies have proven that the widespread implementation of digital game-based learning (DGBL) in educational practice can be potentially beneficial. To date, however, far too scant attention has been paid to its efficacy in English grammar learning in China. Therefore, the principal objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of DGBL on Chinese

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East Versus East: The Failure of Ilya Repin’s Parisian Café at the 1875 Paris Salon

The 19th century in Europe was characterized by the canonization and de-canonization of various painters. My paper deals with the failure at 1875 the Parisian Salon of a painting by the great Russian realist Ilya Repin (1844–1930), who exhibited a social genre work – a cafe scene – to a French audience for the first

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The Mediatization of Folk Art: -A Narrative Study of Paper-Cutting in Fujian, China

Paper-cutting in China is considered a culturally-based interpretation.With a paradigm of folk culture built within it, paper-cutting creates civilization and documents history. “Mediatization” refers to a process of media and social change, and research on it focuses on the role that various media rings play in the process of social and cultural development. Developments in

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Photopoetry as You Have Never Read/Seen Before: A Study of ʻAlāʼ ʻAbd al-Hādī’s Shagin [Sympathetici] (2003)

Pairings of poetry and photographs date back to the nineteenth century. However, the name photopoetry, was first used in Photopoems: A Group of Interpretations through Photographs (1936), photographed and compiled by Constance Phillips. Michael Nott (2022) defines photopoetry as “a form of photo-text that takes, for its primary components, poetry and photography” (p. 1). Rather

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Exploring a Standardized Training Framework That Provides Individualized Student Experiences

Since modern workplaces and universities are becoming increasingly diverse, there is mounting pressure for universities to provide intercultural competency training for students. Various approaches for teaching intercultural competencies exist and are reliant on intercultural experts. Not all universities can provide intercultural experts to deliver training internally. Meanwhile, outsourcing to external trainings may not adequately address

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Creative Storytelling in Art and Design From the Perspective of Interaction

In the practices of art and design, creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable, just like quantum leaps. Referring to the hyperspace theory, the 11 dimensions of space-time might show similar patterns with information exchanges. Therefore, I compare the “quantum entanglement” to the information loop of interaction. The relationships between arts